R U L I N G
On 14th September, 2015, the Plaintiff filed a writ of summons and statement of claim against three Defendants in respect of some properties confiscated by the State in 1966. The Defendants are the 1st, and 2nd Defendants herein and the State Housing Company as the 3rd Defendant.
The writ of summons and statement of claim were subsequently amended on the 22nd of June, 2017, pursuant to the Order of the Court dated 23rd May, 2017, to join the Lands Commission to the suit as the 4th Defendant. The action as against the State Housing Company was discontinued on the 11th of October, 2018, for which reason there remained the three Defendants herein.
The amended writ of summons and statement of claim are endorsed with the following reliefs:
a. An order declaring the confiscation to the State of the 8-storey Republic House as property belonging to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah as wrongful, unlawful, unjust and warranted having regard to the evidence available to the Azu Crabbe Commission …