Search a Keyword!

Search our legal repository for any term from articles, statutes to cases

Gladys Muriel Weekes & Others V. Abdul Karim Basma (1948) LJR-WACA

Gladys Muriel Weekes & Others V. Abdul Karim Basma (1948)

LawGlobal Hub Judgment Report – West African Court of Appeal

Specific Performance—Statute of Frauds, 1677 (29 Car. 2 C. 3), section 4—Agreement for sale of house—Agent or purchaser contracting in own name.

Facts

The respondent obtained in the court of first instance a decree of specific performance of the agreement for sale of real property set out in the judgment. The person therein stated to be the purchaser was, in fact, the agent of the purchaser (the respondent).

Held

On appeal, that as the agreement did not contain the name of the principal or identify him in any other way, it was not a sufficient memorandum to satisfy section 4 of the Statute of Frauds.


Appeal allowed.

See also  Thomas Charles Okeke V. Commissioner Of Police (1948) LJR-WACA

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *