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ADU BEDIAKO V. KWAME ACHEAMPONG.

(2018) JELR 68867 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  CIVIL APPEAL NO. J4/42/2018  •  28 Nov 2018  •  Ghana

Coram
ANSAH JSC (PRESIDING), DOTSE JSC, BAFFOE-BONNIE JSC, BENIN JSC, PWAMANG JSC

Judgement

DOTSE, JSC: William Shakespeare, that legendary and outstanding author of all times, in the Book of Macbeth, Act 1, Scene IV, attributed the following words to King Duncan who spoke in those glowing terms describing Macbeth after he won a battle on behalf of the Kingdom, oblivious of what actually lay in Macbeth’s mind at the material time.

“There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face:

He was a gentleman on whom I built

An absolute trust.”

There was indeed no process by which the Plaintiff/Respondent/Respondent, hereafter, Plaintiff would have known that his engagement with the Defendant/Appellant/Appellant hereafter Defendant who was reputed to be his friend at all material times would have become so tortious and rancorous later.

This relationship between the Plaintiff and Defendant in this case really gives proof to the above statement of Shakespeare, that there is indeed no process by which a person can determine the character of another by looking merely at his face alon…

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