Judicial Service of Ghana sues Attorney General, others over land dispute

The Judicial Service of Ghana has taken legal action against the Attorney General, Lands Commission, and Frimps Oil Company Limited regarding ongoing developments on a piece of land opposite the American Embassy in Cantonments, Accra, reports.

In its lawsuit filed at the High Court, the Judicial Service claims ownership of the land and six bungalows, alleging encroachment.

Solicitor for the Judicial Service, Mandy Dzifa Kwawukume, stated in the writ that the space and bungalows formerly served as residences for justices of the law, including Justice Yaw Appau, Justice C. J. Honyenugah, Justice Vida Akoto Bamfo, along with ten others and the Robin Batu family.

The Judicial Service seeks a declaration from the court affirming its lawful occupancy of “Plot 3A to 3F opposite the American Embassy, including six houses situated thereon.”

Additionally, it seeks to declare any purported sale, lease, grant, or disposal of this land and bungalows as unconstitutional and unlawful.

Furthermore, the Judicial Service demands general damages, costs, and an order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants, their agents, and assigns from entering or undertaking any actions related to the sale, lease, grant, or disposal of the disputed property.

The lawsuit underscores a significant legal battle over property rights and highlights the Judicial Service’s determination to protect its claimed assets from alleged encroachment and unauthorized transactions.

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