An Accra High Court is pursuing some two persons who have been brought before the Court for allegedly taking over a landed property belonging to George Ayi Annang.
The two, Arthur Robbert Otoo Chinery and Gustavus Adolphus Hansen (1st and 2nd Defendants respectively) were said to have dodged the bailiffs of the Court on countless occasions, hence were not served with the writ filed against them.
Meanwhile, the Court presided over by Justice Alexander Osei Tutu, issued an Order on May 27, 2019, for Substituted Service to be served on the two.
According to the Judge, the order for Substituted Service became necessary after the Court heard Counsel for the Plaintiff/Applicant.
“It is hereby ordered that the Writ of Summons and the Statement of Claim together with this Order be served on the 1st and 2nd Defendants per Substituted Service,” the order stated.
Meanwhile the Plaintiff/Applicant, George Ayi Annang in his Statement of Claim in Suit No. LD/0672/2019, indicated that he became the owner of a land in dispute by a grant from Nii Aryee Annang Head and Lawful Representative of Odaintow Family of Ashongman of Accra on February 26, 2002.
He said he proceeded to erect conner pillars to demarcate the land and to develop a 3-bedroom self-contained house on the land, after he acquired registration of his documents of title to the land on April 14, 2008.
However on April 21, 2011, the Chief Registrar of Lands on behalf of the Land Title Registry published the Plaintiff’s application for a Land Certificate in the Ghanaian Times.
The Plaintiff stated that he has since been in possession of the land until the 1st and 2nd Defendants demolished his 3-bedroom self-contained house that was at lintel level.
He also claimed the 1st and 2nd Defendants have also employed the services of land guards on the land preventing him (plaintiff) from entering the land.
He also mentioned that, the 3rd Defendant, Alhaji Nurudeen Sallydeen, who also trespassed on the land, alienated almost 40 acres of portions of the land to buyers who are busily developing the grants made to them.
The Plaintiff however is suing the three Defendants and seeking a declaration from the Court to take possession of his property, and a declaration that the land situated at North Kwabenya in the Greater Accra Region belongs to him.
He is also seeking a Perpetual Injunction against the Defendants, their agents, assigns, servants and privies from further developing the said land.