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(1962) JELR 68835 (HC)

High Court  •  26 Feb 1962  •  Ghana



CHARLES, J.: The plaintiff’s claim against the defendants is for £G900 damages for negligence in failing to forward without delay in May, 1960, a coupon with the correct selections in a football pool with Zetters International Pools Ltd. The claim for damages is made up of £G855 18s. as special damages and G50 general damages. As the writ could not be served on the second defendant in spite of several adjournments for this purpose substituted service was ordered but as the second defendant failed to appear the case was proceeded with against the first and third defendants.

According to the evidence adduced in this case the first defendant was the sole agent of Zetters International Pools Ltd., Ghana, prior to 1958 and during the month of May, 1960 he was still the sole agent. The third defendant was a sub-agent of the first defendant at Prankasi since 1958 and in November, 1959 the third defendant worked as a sub-agent of the first defendant in Takoradi. During March, 1960 the second d…

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