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(1970) JELR 63684 (HC)

High Court  •  7 Dec 1970  •  Ghana



TAYLOR J.: The plaintiff - respondent (hereinafter called the respondent) claimed from the defendants - appellants (hereinafter referred to as the appellants) the following as appears in her writ of summons: “N¢200.00 damages from the defendants jointly and severally for defamation of character and insults as follows:

On Tuesday 28 March 1967 at 4 p.m. the first defendant told the plaintiff that plaintiff had become proud because of legacy. She further told the plaintiff that plaintiff is a slave. The plaintiff’s room is dirty and when her father died it was the defendant who took water and washed the room.

Second defendant: The defendant shouted and beat a bucket saying that the plaintiff does not know that she is a slave because she is young.”

At the trial it was established and accepted by the court that on the day in question a quarrel developed between the appellants and the respondent during which the words complained of were uttered by the appellants. It is not necessary therefore…

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