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Zik Enterprises Ltd. & Ors V. The Hon. Obafemi Awolowo (1955) LJR-WACA

Zik Enterprises Ltd. & Ors V. The Hon. Obafemi Awolowo (1955) Torts—Libel—Whether article refers to plaintiff—Whether language supports innuendo or extrinsic evidence proves it.Appeals in Civil Cases—Test of intervention in damages.Damages—Test ofintervention on appeal. Facts The respondent as plaintiff brought two suits for libel against the respective appellants as defendants; they were consolidated, and the […]

Kwabena Yeboah V. The Queen (1954) LJR-WACA

Kwabena Yeboah V. The Queen (1954) LawGlobal Hub Judgment Report – West African Court of Appeal Criminal Law and Procedure—Committal for trial for misdemeanour—Informationfor murder—Adjournment oftrial without reason recorded—Crown not calling someone who had confessed to the murder—Crown not calling all witnesses on back of information.Criminal Procedure Code (Cap. 10), section 192^4 ; section 240. […]

Kwarena Yeboah V. Chief Kofi Taibil (1952) LJR-WACA

Kwarena Yeboah V. Chief Kofi Taibil (1952) LawGlobal Hub Judgment Report – West African Court of Appeal Appeals from Native Court—Power to re-hear—Judgment of Native Court set aside—Native Courts (Colony) Ordinance, 1944, section 50. Facts The above section authorises the appeal Court, namely the Court hearing an appeal from the Native Court, to re-hear the […]

Tetteh Worbi & Ors V. Adamali Asamanyuah & Ors (1955) LJR-WACA

Tetteh Worbi & Ors V. Adamali Asamanyuah & Ors (1955) – consolidated LawGlobal Hub Judgment Report – West African Court of Appeal Costs—Discretion—General Procedure Rules, Order 7, rule 3, paragraph 2—Trial Judge deciding on costs under a misapprehension offact.Appeals in Civil Cases—Costs in Court below—Intervention by Court of Appeal. Facts The above rule confers on […]

Chief Joseph Wobo & Ors V. The Attorney-General (1952) LJR-WACA

Chief Joseph Wobo & Ors V. The Attorney-General (1952) LawGlobal Hub Judgment Report – West African Court of Appeal Real property—Agreement to sell—Part performance—Agreement to accept a sum and an annual amount for ever.Contract—Abandonment of—Question of evidence. Facts Appellants, as plaintiffs suing asrepresentatives of certain people and successors of former Chiefs and headmen, sued for […]

T. O. Williams & Anor V. J. T. Nelson Cole & Ors. (1952) LJR-WACA

T. O. Williams & Anor V. J. T. Nelson Cole & Ors. (1952) LawGlobal Hub Judgment Report – West African Court of Appeal Mortgage—Sale at auction—No conveyance—Purchaser not taking possession—Mortgagor’s Claim to possession against outsider in possession. Facts The owner mortgaged his property to one S; both mortgagor and mortgagee died later. One of the […]

Kwabena Wiafe & Ors V. The Queen (1953) LJR-WACA

Kwabena Wiafe & Ors V. The Queen (1953) LawGlobal Hub Judgment Report – West African Court of Appeal Criminal Law and Procedure—Nature of corroboration of accomplice not explained—Where no miscarriage of justice—Discrepancies in evidence—Whether verdict unreasonable. Facts In spite of a favourable summing up, the jury, after deliberating for nearly an hour, returned a unanimous […]

Joseph Forster Weredu V. West Coast Company Limited & Ors (1955) LJR-WACA

Joseph Forster Weredu V. West Coast Company Limited (1955) LawGlobal Hub Judgment Report – West African Court of Appeal Tort—Trespass—Conversion—Goods seized by third party, not for defendant’s use—Defendant agreeing to buy the goods—Defendant’s mark put on goods—Defendant not taking possession, nor denying plaintiff’s right. “A person who knowingly receives from another a chattel which the […]

E. D. J. Wellington Of Accra V E. Quartey Papafio & Anor (1952) LJR-WACA

E. D. J. Wellington Of Accra V E. Quartey Papafio & Anor (1952) LawGlobal Hub Judgment Report – West African Court of Appeal Mortgage—Nature of Mortgagee’s security—Devolution on administrator. Native Law and custom—Succession in Ga customary law—Alienation of family property. Facts A mortgagee’s security is personal estate devolving on the administrator if the mortgagee dies […]

Viesa & Ors V. B. C. K. Asinor Of Kadjebi (1954) LJR-WACA

Viesa & Ors V. B. C. K. Asinor Of Kadjebi (1954) LawGlobal Hub Judgment Report – West African Court of Appeal Native Lands—Acquisition by non-naiive without previous consent required by law.The Administration (Togoland under British Mandate) Ordinance (Cap. 96), section 3 (3a).The Administration (Togoland under British Mandate) (Amendment) Ordinance, No. 15 of 1940, section 3A […]

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