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(1967) JELR 67949 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  15 Jun 1967  •  Ghana



AZU CRABBE J.A.: When hearing of the appeal in this case was about to commence last Tuesday, 13 June 1967, counsel for the appellant asked leave of the court to make certain preliminary observations. He stated that the appeal in this case was fully argued in the High Court, Ho, before Kingsley Nyinah J., but before the learned judge could deliver his reserved judgment the case was transferred to this court on the directions of the Chief Justice. This transfer was no doubt made by virtue of paragraph 38 of the Courts Decree, 1966 (N.L.C.D. 84), which vests the Chief Justice with power to transfer “any cause or matter from a judge of a Court . . . to any other Judge of such Court and from a Court . . . to any other competent Court . . .” Arguments before Kingsley-Nyinah J. took place after the Courts Decree, 1966 (N.L.C.D. 84), had come into operation, and when decisions of the circuit court had become appealable to the Court of Appeal by virtue of paragraph 36 of the Decree. Paragraph…

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