SUPREME COURT

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    AGYARE v. DOTWA

  • Year:1960
  • Administration-Application for grant of letters of administration-Caveat-Appointment of successor-Customary law-Reference to native court-Courts Ordinance Cap. 4, s. 89....
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    BANSON v. ABBEY

  • Year:1960
  • Practice-Appeal from High Court-Application for extension of time to execute bond for costs of appeal-Court to which application should be...
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    SEMUA v. FORIWAA

  • Year:1960
  • Land-Gift-Customary acceptance by donee-Observance of custom where gift for a limited period only....
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    SERWAH v. KESSE

  • Year:1960
  • Land-Declaration of title-Onus of proof-Standard of evidence-Competency of courts to entertain actions for title to land as against a stool-Customary...
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    THE STATE v. AMPOMAH

  • Year:1960
  • Criminal law-Murder-Conviction for manslaughter-Self-defence-Misdirection-Criminal Code Cap. 9 ss. 63, 250 and 251....
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    THE STATE v. OSEI AND ANOTHER

  • Year:1960
  • Criminal law-Evidence relating to similar transactions not charged-Admissibility-Conviction for aiding and abetting where stealing charge proved-Criminal Code Cap. 9 s....
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    WARE v. SOBOAH

  • Year:1960
  • Land-Claim for declaration of title and ownership-Dismissal of plaintiff's claim-Finding by native court of joint ownership-Incompetency of such finding....
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    ADDAI v. BONSU

  • Year:1961
  • Customary law-Land-Sale of usufructuary interest with knowledge and consent of overlord-Whether caretaker for and on behalf of overlord can object...
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    AKELE v. COFIE

  • Year:1961
  • Practice and procedure-Reference by High Court of a point of customary law to local court-Proceedings in local court beyond terms...
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    ALIFO AND THE v. AMEDZA

  • Year:1961
  • Customary law-Tenancy of cocoa farms-Tenants ejected by landlord-Landlord in possession for six years-Whether ejection wrongful-Accounts....
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    ANSAH AND ANOTHER v. JOE AND ANOTHER

  • Year:1961
  • Wills-Claim by beneficiary under will-Allegation by defendants that will disregarded with acquiescence of plaintiffs-Whether will suppressed.Administration of estates-Letters of administration...
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    ARMAH AND OTHERS v. THE STATE

  • Year:1961
  • Criminal law-Practice and Procedure-Trial with assessors-Powers and duties of trial judge on close of case for prosecution-Failure of justice occasioned...
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    ASSEH v. ANTO

  • Year:1961
  • Customary law-Land-Usufructuary interest-Whether transferable-Distinction between title simpliciter and possessory title-Gift inter vivos-Whether maxim quicquid plantatur solo solo cedit known to...
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    BEDZRA v. AGBADZE

  • Year:1961
  • Practice and procedure-Mandamus-Transfer of suit pending in native court to High Court-Judgment already delivered by different native court-Whether transfer ineffective....
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    DADZIE AND BOATENG v. KOKOFU

  • Year:1961
  • Customary law-Whether transaction a sale or pledge-Duration of pledge-Duty of pledgee.Contract-Illiteracy of party to document-Value of evidence of sole witness...
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    DANAWI & SONS v. DAKO

  • Year:1961
  • Practice-Certiorari-Application made out of time-Power to enlarge time for application-Supreme [High] Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 1954, Order 59, r. 3...
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    DJOMOA v. AMARGYEI

  • Year:1961
  • Concessions-Outright sale of stool land evidenced by document and confirmed by paramount chief-Purchaser's title not challenged by vendor's successors-Stool vendor...
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    FRANS v. GRANT

  • Year:1961
  • Contract-Sale of plaintiff's house by auction-Certificate of purchase to defendant-Agreement to refund G10 to plaintiff on defendant entering into possession-Whether...
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    GYAMBIBY v. GYAMBIBY

  • Year:1961
  • Native courts-Practice and procedure-Application to set aside judgment of native appeal court-Whether judgment ex parte-Native Courts (Colony) Ordinance, Cap. 98...
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    IDDI DAGOMBA v. THE STATE

  • Year:1961
  • HomicideProvocationWhether accused had time to cool downWhether deprived of power of self-controlCriminal Code, Cap. 9 (1951 Rev.) ss. 251.252....
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    KWAKU v. AMPOFOWAA

  • Year:1961
  • Customary law-Land-Declaration of title-Burden of proof. Jurisdiction of Land Court-Whether entitled to order that disputed property be divided between the...
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    MENSAH AND ANKRAH v. THE STATE

  • Year:1961
  • Criminal procedure-Trial with assessors-Failure of judge to give reasoned judgment-Duties of trial judge-Criminal Procedure Code, Cap. 10 (1951 Rev.) s.300....
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    NSUTA V. MENSAH & ORS

  • Year:1961
  • Customary law-Land-Agreement between plaintiff and family whereby plaintiff surrendered his title to disputed property-Family agreed to repay purchase [p.233] price...
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    NYAME v. YEBOAH

  • Year:1961
  • Customary law-Title to land-Alleged arbitration-Whether "arbitrator" entitled to fix arbitrary boundaries between the parties-Customary right to extend boundary of land...
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    RE: AKOTO AND 7 OTHERS

  • Year:1961
  • Habeas Corpus-Appeal against refusal-Whether formal return necessary-Whether court required to enquire into truth of grounds of detention-Allegations of malice by...
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    THE STATE v. ADDAE

  • Year:1961
  • Criminal law and procedure-Mental condition of accused in issue-Whether medical evidence should be unanimous for jury to act upon it....
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    THE STATE v. AFENUVOR

  • Year:1961
  • Criminal law and procedureBurden of proof resting on prosecutionBurden of proof resting on defenceAdequacy of summing-upUse of such phrases as...
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    THE STATE v. AMANKWA

  • Year:1961
  • Criminal law-Forgery-Intent to defraud-Causing someone to falsify-Whether that person should be treated as an accomplice....
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    THE STATE v. AYI GRUNSHIE

  • Year:1961
  • Criminal law and procedure-Homicide-Manslaughter-Requirements necessary for plea of provocation by assault-Criminal Code, Cap. 9 (1951 Rev.) s. 251 (1)....
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    THE STATE v. HAGAN

  • Year:1961
  • Criminal law-Stealing-Whether general deficiency in account or specific act of stealing-Criminal Code, Cap. 9 (1951 Rev.) s. 288 (1)....
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    THE STATE v. J. A. BOATENG

  • Year:1961
  • Criminal law-Practice and procedure-Whether question of accomplice vel non is a matter for the judge or the jury.Criminal law-Accomplices-Definition of.Criminal...
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    THE STATE v. KOFI ADABO

  • Year:1961
  • Criminal law-Practice and procedure-Technical error in the charge-Criminal Procedure Code, 1960, (Act 30) s. 406 (1) (a)-Courts Act, 1960 (C.A....
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    THE STATE v. KWAKU BRENYAH

  • Year:1961
  • Criminal law-Practice and procedure-Compellability of witnesses-Accused married according to customary law-Whether wife of accused competent and compellable witness-Criminal Procedure Code,...
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    THE STATE v. OHENE-KESSON AND MENSAH

  • Year:1961
  • Criminal law-Abortion-Necessity for corroborative evidence confirming evidence by prosecutrix-Whether medical evidence affords sufficient corroboration.Criminal law and procedure-Conspiracy-Whether joinder of charge...
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    THE STATE v. TENE DAGARTI

  • Year:1961
  • Criminal law-Murder-Justification in use of force-Provocation-Intent-Objective test-Voluntarily causing grievous bodily harm resulting in death-Criminal Code, Cap. 9, (1951 Rev.), ss....
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    WUO v. KWARKU

  • Year:1961
  • Estoppel-Action for declaration of title to land-Plaintiff gave evidence for her brother's successor in title in previous litigation over same...
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    ABABIO v. GYANFI AND OTHERS

  • Year:1962
  • Customary law-Land-Dispute as to title-Whether evidence that defendants acquired land from plaintiff by conquest constitutes admission of plaintiff's prior title-Whether...
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    ABABIO v. TUTU

  • Year:1962
  • Practice and procedure-Parties-Stool occupant served with writ of summons and entered formal appearance-Whether action ceases to be before court showed...
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    ABONO v. SUNKWA

  • Year:1962
  • Native courts-Procedure-Visit by trial native court to locus in quo-Trial court satisfied that defendant unable to identify land in dispute-Whether...
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    ACOLATSE AND OTHERS v. AHIABLEAME

  • Year:1962
  • Customary law-Land-Proof of title-Findings of fact of native court affirmed on appeal-Whether those findings unimpeachable-Whether appellate court entitled to disturb...
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    AWORO v. BUOR

  • Year:1962
  • Courts-Appeals-Out of time-Appeal to High Court from judgment of Asantehene's "A2" Court dismissing application for leave to...

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    BADU v. BI

  • Year:1962
  • Land law-Proof of title-Whether sufficient cause to interfere with decision of trial court....
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    BANSON v. ABBEY

  • Year:1962
  • Practice and procedure-Application for extension of time to execute bond for costs of appeal-Jurisdiction of High Court-Supreme Court (Court of...
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    BARTHOLOMIEW & CO. LTD. v. ADU-GYAMFI

  • Year:1962
  • Contract-Hire-purchase-Misrepresentation-Rescission of hire-purchase agreement on ground of misrepresentation by plaintiff's manager-Unsuitability of goods for the purpose for which they were...
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    COMMISSIONER OF POLICE v. ANANE

  • Year:1962
  • Criminal law and procedure-Stealing-Dishonest appropriation-Distinction between dishonest appropriation and exercise of a claim of right-Criminal Code, 1960 (Act 29), s....
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    COMMISSIONER OF POLICE v. SEM

  • Year:1962
  • Criminal law and procedure-Defilement of a female-Indecent assault-Complaint made three weeks after alleged incident-Whether complaint corroborated by involuntary confession.Criminal law...
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    COMMISSIONER OF POLICE v. DANQUAH

  • Year:1962
  • Criminal law and procedure-Defrauding by false pretences-Obtaining cash for post-dated cheque-Cheque dishonoured-False pretence that cheque would be honoured on presentation....
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    CRENTSIL v. CRENTSIL

  • Year:1982
  • Husband and wife-Maintenance or alimony order-Application for modification-Divorced wife gave birth to a child after decree absolute-Ex-husband not the father...
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    DANSOWAH v. TOM

  • Year:1962
  • Detinue-Goods detained through reliance on invalid right.Damages-Quantum-Assessment of value of fish by illiterate fishmonger.Customs-Trade-Whether head woman of Fishmongers Association entitled...
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    EBOE v. EBOE

  • Year:1962
  • Courts-Jurisdiction-Whether High Court competent to exercise jurisdiction over persons outside the territorial limits of its jurisdiction-Whether claims seeking enforcement of...
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    EGYIN v. AYE

  • Year:1962
  • Estoppel-By conduct-Standing by-Previous litigation over same land-Present plaintiff stood by or gave evidence at variance with his evidence in this...
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    KOFI ESSEL v. THE STATE

  • Year:1962
  • Criminal law-Manslaughter-Whether evidence sufficiently established reckless disregard of human life-Whether jury adequately directed....
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    KPEGLO v. SCOA MOTORS

  • Year:1962
  • Contract-Hire-purchase-Misrepresentation-Claim for rescission, return of rents paid and damages-Plaintiff used car for one year before instituting, action....