COURT OF APPEAL

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    ALAGBADE v. AKYEAMPONG

  • Year:1959
  • Money-Lenders Ordinance, secs. 12(1), 13, 26(1)-Loans Recovery Ordinance, sec. 3(1)-Excessive interest-Failure to supply borrower with copy of memorandum-False statement of...
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    AMPOFO v. POKU

  • Year:1959
  • Order 60, Rule 21(2)-Proper form of Order Declaratory only-No power to grant Letters of Administration....
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    ANANE v. MENSAH

  • Year:1959
  • Native custom-Forest land adjacent to farm-Custom of the Nkawie Stool-Opinion of superior native court on native custom prevails over that...
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    APAU II v. DWUMAA III

  • Year:1959
  • Boundary, Land, Tribute and Fishery Disputes (Executive Decisions Validation) Ordinance-Validated judgment's omission to prescribe which of the parties should erect...
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    ASUMAH v. KHAIR

  • Year:1959
  • Marriage-Methods of marrying in customary law-Unmarried girl's pregnancy-Marriage to putative father-Husband's choice of remedies for adultery-Marriage to co-adulterer-Formal break-up of...
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    BOSUMPIM v. BUACHIE

  • Year:1959
  • Order 60, Rule 21(2)-Proper form of Order declaratory only-No power to grant Letters of Administration-Successful party may not desire them....
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    COLEMAN v. SHANG

  • Year:1959
  • Joinder-Lateness of joinder-Non-service of newly-Joined defendant.Intestacy-Limited effects of Marriage Ordinance on person subject to customary law-In re Otoo wrongly decided-Freedom...
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    COMMISSIONER OF POLICE v. DIMBIE

  • Year:1959
  • Stealing-Personal cheques cashed by Treasurer of District Council for Chairman-Cheques not met-Knowledge by payor that cheques would be dishonoured-Evidence requisite...
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    KWADJO v. TAIBIL AND ANOR

  • Year:1959
  • Stool Lands Boundary dispute-No power in Judge to stay proceedings in absence of an Order by the Governor-General-in-Council-No power to...
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    KWAMI v. QUAYNOR

  • Year:1959
  • Trespass-Authority for granting Osu Stool lands-Authority for granting Quarter Stool lands in Osu-Authority for granting unalienated "outskirt"...

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    KWAN v. NYIENI & ANOR

  • Year:1959
  • Family land-Proper person to institute suit for recovery-Three exceptions to general rule-Nullity of conveyance, mortgage or lease by head of...
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    NETTEY v. ODJIDJA & ANOR.

  • Year:1959
  • Trespass to land-Estoppel by inactivity in another's litigation-Test of culpable inactivity-Onus of proof of right to possession where ownership proved....
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    NKYI XI v. KUMAH (BEDU SUBST.)

  • Year:1959
  • Trespass-Right of possession-Effect of defence of ownership-Effect of claim for injunction-Amendment of claim in Court of Appeal-Admission of additional exhibit...
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    R v. ADADE

  • Year:1959
  • Criminal procedure-Trial with assessors-Judge's omission to write judgment-Conviction vitiated...
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    R v. BASARE

  • Year:1959
  • Murder-Gunshot wounds-Inadequacy of hospital treatment no defence to killer unless itself criminal....
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    R v. BUSANGA

  • Year:1959
  • Muder-Inadequacy of uncorroborated evidence of unsworn and unaffirmed witness of tender years. ...
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    R v. FRAFRA

  • Year:1959
  • Homicide-Criminal insanity-distinction between Ghana law and English law-Schizophrenia-Insane delusion-Guilty but insane....
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    R v. OBODDAE

  • Year:1959
  • Homicide-Misreception of wife's evidence-Presumption as to nature of marriage in absence of evidence-Application of sec. 10(1) of...

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    R v. KWADWO MENSAH

  • Year:1959
  • Homicide-Defence of insanity-Expert evidence-Insanity a fact to be determined by jury-Misdirection-Evidence to be viewed as a whole....
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    R. v. ATTA

  • Year:1959
  • Homicide-Provocation-"an ordinary person of the community to which the accused belongs"-Considerations to be examined in judicial summing-up....
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    R. v. KONKOMBA & ANOR.

  • Year:1959
  • Homicide-Provocation-Assault of accused's child to be provocative must be in the view or presence of the accused-Time for recovery of...
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    R. v. KUSASI & ORS.

  • Year:1958
  • Homicide-Killing of suspected thief resisting arrest-Unnecessary force-loss of self-control-Dissociation from killing by running away....
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    R. v. MOSHIE

  • Year:1959
  • Homicide-Accused runs amok-Living in a world of his own-Proper interpretation of sec. 52(2) of the Criminal Code-Guilty but insane....
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    R. v. SARPONG

  • Year:1959
  • Criminal procedure-Trial with assessors-judge's omission to write judgment-Conviction vitiated....
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    REGINA v. OJOJO

  • Year:1959
  • Homicide-Confession to killing-Alternative defences of provocation and self-defence-Trial-Judge's failure to put to jury accused's defences-Judge's misdirection that the confession admitted...
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    REGINA v. ZONYRA & ORS

  • Year:1959
  • Arson of "dwelling house"-Arson of "building"-Substitution of minor for major conviction-Pre-requisites of charge of conspiracy-Mere presence not necessarily inculpatory-insufficiently analytical...
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    SACKEY v. FATTAL

  • Year:1959
  • At the hearing of the appeal, argument turned largely on conclusions properly to be drawn from the evidence, but counsel...
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    SASRAKU v. DAVID & OTHERS

  • Year:1959
  • Stool land in Ashanti-Possibility of sale-possibility of change in native customary law-Evidentiary value of documents not valid under Concessions Ordinance-Nature...
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    AMEGBE v. TEPA

  • Year:1960
  • Defamation-Customary law-Innuendo that elected chief an imposter-Whether "a matter of a constitutional nature"-Jurisdiction of Native Court....
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    AUBIN v. EHUNAKU

  • Year:1960
  • Malicious prosecution-Essential ingredients to successful civil action-Information and instigation distinguished. ...
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    DZANKU v. KWADWO

  • Year:1960
  • Land-Pledge of long duration-Transaction does not change to sale-Lapse of time no bar to redemption-Pledgee's expenditure on improvements no bar...
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    EHURAN v. ATTA

  • Year:1960
  • Land-Trespass-Action effectively one of title to land-Whether long possession can establish title to land-Burden of proof in title to land...
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    LARBI v. CATO AND ANOTHER

  • Year:1960
  • Family Law-Family property-Children under no obligation to repay costs of education-Earnings by children educated at expense of family not family...
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    QUAGRAINE v. DAVIES

  • Year:1960
  • Practice and procedure-Application for Review-Whether taking of fresh evidence in form of a plan amounted to a rehearing-No right of...
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    REGINA v. ADAMU

  • Year:1960
  • Criminal law-Inadequacy of judgment given without reasons-Statement by accused person to police-Desirability of independent witness to statement not limited to...
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    REGINA v. AHENKORA AND BADU

  • Year:1960
  • Criminal law-Murder-Possibility of accident a matter for jury-Destruction of alibi does not absolve prosecution from duty to prove intention-Encroachment by...
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    REGINA v. DJOMOH

  • Year:1960
  • Criminal Law-Child-stealingEvidence-"Admission of having done wrong" not necessarily a confession that a crime has been committed-Lies told by a prisoner...
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    REGINA v. GRUNSHIE

  • Year:1960
  • Criminal law-Murder-Conditions precedent to reduction of murder to manslaughter in adultery cases-Misdirection of jury-Criminal Code Cap. 9 s. 251 (3)....
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    REGINA v. GYAMFI

  • Year:1960
  • Criminal Law-Murder-Distinction between murder and manslaughter-Use of depositions to discredit witness at trial-Inadmissibility of depositions at hearing of appeal-Summing-up must...
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    REGINA v. MENSAH AND OTHERS

  • Year:1960
  • Criminal law-Failure to record conviction before sentence-Circumstances in which such failure will vitiate the trial-Criminal Procedure Code, Cap. 10, ss....
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    REGINA v. OKAI

  • Year:1960
  • Criminal Law-Procedure-Judge functus officio once verdict given and sentence passed- Judicial procedure on jury's disagreement-Criminal Procedure Code Cap. 10 ss....
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    REGINA v. SARPONG

  • Year:1960
  • Criminal Law-Committal for trial-Irregularities-Committal vitiated-Trial vitiated- Criminal Procedure Code, Cap. 10, s. 176....