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(1962) JELR 68907 (HC)

High Court  •  7 Mar 1962  •  Ghana




The plaintiff instituted this action claiming:

“(1) Fifteen thousand pounds (£G15,000) damages.
(2) An injunction restraining the defendant his servants and agents from further speaking or publishing the said or any similar words defamatory of the plaintiff.”

It will be observed that the claim as it thus stands did not disclose any cause of action, but this was saved in my opinion, by the statement of claim which was filed together with the writ and which was in the following terms:

“1. The plaintiff was on the 30th day of May, 1959, and is still a lawyer practising as a solicitor and barrister, at Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
2. That the plaintiff was and is also a politician and a Member of Parliament for the Sekyere West electoral district.
3. The defendant is a wholesale-keeper of the United Africa Company (Ghana) Limited, Prison Road, Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
4. The plaintiff is a tenant and was on the 30th day of May, 1960 a tenant at House Number AA.8, …

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