My Lords, this case is not as complicated as it has been presented in the statements of case of the parties since key aspects of the matters in contention have over the past twenty years been settled by final decisions of the courts below us. However, this appeal appears to me to be the first time the facts and applicable law concerning Saviour Church of Ghana will be considered by the apex court. Because the litigation concerning the church seems to be recurring, the judgment we give in this case ought to clarify and settle all issues in dispute between the parties and be devoid of ambiguity. This way, we shall hope to stem any future attempts to re-open this matter on a claim that an aspect of the differences between the parties was not resolved, as is being urged on us in this case.
BACKGROUND OF THE CASE
My Lords, in the course of this judgment, it shall shortly become plain that when everything in this suit is stripped to the bare bones, it i…