I have mentioned earlier that the law requires the evidence of a transaction in a sale of land to be in a note or a memorandum. It is necessary to mention also that no special form is prescribed for the note or memorandum. However from the authority of decided cases particularly from the decision in Hamilton v. Kofi Mensah (1937) 3 WACA 224 a document that will satisfy the description of a note or memorandum within the meaning of the statutory provision must contain the following details – (1) names of the parties or enough description of the parties. (2) the ample description of the subject matter of the contract. (3) the consideration for the alleged contract; and (4) the document must contain the signature of the party to be charged or that of his agent or a representative duly authorised by him.
– Amaizu, J.C.A. Adeniran v. Olagunju (2001)