1960

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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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    KISSI v. PEPRAH

  • Year:1960
  • Customary law-Land-Farming rights-Customary reservation of reasonable portion of forest land in front of existing farm for purposes of expansion....
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    GOLIGHTLY v. ASHRIFI

  • Year:1960
  • Customary law-Ga land tenure-Position of Korle priest-Meaning of caretaker.Estoppel-Res judicata-Whether judgment in a suit instituted in one capacity estops person...
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    TANOR v. DAPOMAH

  • Year:1960
  • Customary law-Arbitration-Undesirability of person to whom original complaint made being appointed arbitrator-Relationship of arbitrator to one of the parties-Bias-Land-Customary law-Right...
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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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    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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    AHENKORA II v. OFE

  • Year:1960
  • Constitutional law-Councils-of enquiry-and duties of committee of enquiry-of jurisdiction-State Councils (Colony and Southern Togoland) Ordinance, No. 8 of 1952, s.8....
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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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    GLOVER v. KORLI

  • Year:1960
  • Practice-Local courts-Appearance by defendant-Subsequent failure to appear-Whether judgment given ex parte-Native Courts Ordinance Cap. 98 s. 51-Refusal by trial court...
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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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    IN RE YENA, DECEASED

  • Year:1960
  • Probate-Will-Death of executor-Heir and successor by customary law entitled to letters of administration with will annexed-Wills Act 1837, ss. 9...
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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. 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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    AKORNOR v. MAMA AND ANOTHER

  • Year:1960
  • Practice-Sale of house in execution of decree obtained in district magistrate's court-Judgment setting aside sale-Whether final or interlocutory decision....
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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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    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. 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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    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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    AMETAMEH v. ATAKPLAI III

  • Year:1960
  • Local courts-Jurisdiction-Action claiming perpetual injunction-Whether case "properly cognizable" by a local court-Local Courts Act, 1958, s. 55-Estoppel by conduct and...
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    PAPAFIO v. SAM

  • Year:1960
  • Local courts-Jurisdiction-Land cause-Defence relying on grant by customary law- Whether case in such circumstances properly cognizable by local court-No jurisdiction...
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    LARTEI v. FIO

  • Year:1960
  • Local courts-Jurisdiction-Sale of land under customary law-Claim for specific performance-Whether local court has jurisdiction-Land-Recovery of possession-Laches....
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    AKYEAMAH v. POKU AND OTHERS

  • Year:1960
  • Practice-Execution-Application to set aside sale under Supreme Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 1954, Ord. 51, r. 18-Appropriate court-Parties who may apply....
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    COOK v. KUTSOATSI AND OTHERS

  • Year:1960
  • Practice-Jurisdiction of Native Court-Civil cause-Interpretation of section 14 (3) of Native courts (Southern Ghana) Ordinance, Cap. 98-Equitable mortgage and customary...
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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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    SIAW v. SORLOR

  • Year:1960
  • Customary law-Inheritance-Apportionment of property of deceased person among members of family-Discretion of family....
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    SUMMEY v. YOHUNO AND OTHERS

  • Year:1960
  • Land-Trespass-Estoppel per rem judicatam-Requirements of valid customary will-Evidence corroborative of gift inter vivos-Defendant in trespass case cannot defeat claim of...
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    ABOAGYE v. OPOKU

  • Year:1960
  • Land-Trespass-Farmer's right to cultivate vacant forest land adjacent to his farm-Clearing such land does not reduce it into his possession...
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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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    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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    AMPONG v. ABORAA

  • Year:1960
  • Defamation by slander-Actionable in native law without proof of special damage-Epithet "slave" constitutes slander in native law. ...
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    BOATENG VII v. YEBOAH AND OTHERS

  • Year:1960
  • Malicious prosecution-Absence of reasonable and probable cause-Inference of malice-Effect of nolle prosequi for purposes of subsequent action for malicious prosecution....
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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....
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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....