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OSU STOOL V. UNILEVER (GH) LIMITED

(2006) JELR 68377 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  CIVIL APPEAL NO.J4/2/2006  •  17 May 2006  •  Ghana

Coram
Atuguba J.S.C.(Presiding),Mrs. Wood J.S.C,Prof. Ocran J.S.C,Ansah J.S.C,Aninakwa J.S.C.

Judgement

J U D G M E N T

ATUGUBA, J.S.C:

The Osu Stool, the appellant herein purportedly acting through its lawful attorney, Nii Ako Nortei II, the Mankralo of Osu brought an action in the High Court Accra in respect of some Lands in Accra. However, Nii Nortey Owuo III intervened in the said suit by motion praying to be substituted as the sole person who can represent the Osu Stool in that litigation on the ground that he is the Osu Mantse. The High Court dismissed his application. When his application for Review failed he successfully appealed to the Court of Appeal. The Mankralo has appealed to this court.

The Mankralo’s counsel submits that the applicant/respondent/respondent’s application for substitution, in his stead, as the sole and proper person to represent the Osu Stool in the aforementioned suit in the High Court was fought on affidavit evidence, which showed that the intervener’s claim to be the Osu Mantse (Chief of Osu) was challenged by him. In the circumstances, so the argument goe…

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