DORDZIE (MRS.) JSC
The Plaintiffs/Respondents in this application instituted an action in the High Court, Lands Division Accra against the named Defendants in the title of this case in respect of some parcels of land situate at East Legon. The subject parcels of land form part of a track of land the State compulsorily acquired in 1944. The 4th and 5th Defendants/Respondents had maintained that by a judgment of the Supreme Court of the Gold Coast dated 28th February 1947, they were to receive eight thousand five hundred and forty Pounds (8,540) as compensation for the compulsory acquisition, however, the state failed to pay them. They therefore put up a counter claim seeking the following reliefs:
a) A declaration that the La Stool is the original allodial owner of the land in dispute and the 5th Defendant family is the original usufructuary owner of the land in dispute.
b) An order that the government pays the 4th and 5th Defendants/Respondents compensation on the land in…