The plaintiffs as personal representatives of one K. M. Eyeson are claiming damages for the benefit of his estate as well as of his dependants including the second plaintiff.
The deceased, K. M. Eyeson, was the branch manager of Ghana Commercial Bank, Sunyani, and he also acted as area manager for the Brong-Ahafo Region. On 7 September 1970 he received telephone instructions from the Head Office of the Ghana Commercial Bank in Accra that he should proceed to Teppa to check the accounts of the Ghana Commercial Bank in that town, close it and collect the keys and take them back to his office in Sunyani.
A contractor, however, had been awarded a contract to fell all trees along-side the Bechem-Goaso road. The employees of the contractor were engaged between milestones 51 and 52 felling trees near Brosankro under traffic guards with warning flags at each end to warn motorists on their approach to the section. Mr. Eyeson was returning in a Ghana Commercial Bank landrover vehicle No.…