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IN RE KWAO (DECD.); NARTEY V. ARMAH AND ANOTHER

(1989) JELR 68092 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  2 Feb 1989  •  Ghana

Coram
ADADE JSC,FRANCOIS JSC,WUAKU JSC,AMUA-SEKYI JSC,AMPIAH J.A.

Judgement

FRANCOIS J.S.C.

On 16 May 1989 this court dismissed an application by J.B. Nartey to be substituted for Nii Adja Kwao (deceased). The suit involving Nii Adja Kwao, sought declarations against the status of Nii Adja Kwao as chief of James Town. The action travelled through the chieftaincy constitutional courts of this land, up to the National House of Chiefs.

There is no need to recapitulate the entire history attending this rambling journey except to say that after some inaction on the part of Nii Adja Kwao covering a period of two years, the National House of Chiefs appeared to have called a halt to the proceedings and refused leave for a further debate of the matter at the Supreme Court. A motion No. 18/88 was filed on behalf of Nii Adja Kwao for special leave to appeal to this court on the refusal of the National House to grant leave, but before the application could be heard Nii Adja Kwao had died.

Two attempts to resuscitate the matter by those who claim to be interested parties, h…

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