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ATTA AND ANOTHER V. ADU

(1987) JELR 68004 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  15 Jun 1987  •  Ghana

Coram
ESSILFIE-BONDZIE J.

Judgement

ESSILFIE-BONDZIE J.

This is an appeal from the judgment of the District Court, Grade II, Bawku dated 28th November 1986 in which the trial magistrate gave judgment in favour of the plaintiff-respondent (hereinafter referred to as the plaintiff) for damages for seduction against the defendant-appellant (hereinafter referred to as the defendant). The plaintiff’s claims before the court below are as follows:

“(1) the plaintiff claims from the defendant ¢24,000 general damages for seducing his lawful wife by name Faustina Anamlebna Avuugi.
(2) ¢20,000 being cost of items used for customary purification rites.”

The facts of this case are briefly as follows: The plaintiff is an accounts officer working with the District Treasury, Bawku. The defendant is a farmer living at Teshie village. The plaintiff and the defendant hail from the same village. The plaintiff has a wife by name Faustina Avuugi. On or about the fourth week of August 1986 the plaintiff’s wife went to the Zebilla market from Tes…

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