ABENA MANU
V.
KAKRABA AND ANOTHER

(1962) JELR 65552 (HC)    
High Court  ·  9 May 1962 ·  Ghana
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Other Citations
[1962] 1 GLR 341
CORAM
BRUCE-LYLE J.
Core Terms Beta
first defendant
plaintiff
second defendant
evidence
evidence of the plaintiff
farm
fare
grandmother
instructions of the second defendant
passenger
claim
contention
elementary education
fatal accidents act
benefit
civil service
counsel
kwame boakye
pecuniary loss
reasonable expectation of pecuniary benefit
said kwame boakye
second defendants
son kwame boakye
statement of claim
volkswagen bus no.
background of the law
bruce-lyle j.
clear evidence
criminal charge shows
deceased kwame boakye
derma-ankase road
end of the case
evidence of other passengers
evidence of p.w.s
evidence of these witnesses
first defendant’s negligence
free ride
g2,000 damages
gratuitous drive
guardian of the said kwame boakye
instructions
little value
master of the first defendant
material times
negligent act of an employee
plaintiff claims
sort of pecuniary loss
statement of defence of these facts
time of the death of boakye
wish of the plaintiff

BRUCE-LYLE J.: This is a claim founded in negligence and on the Fatal Accidents Act of 1846 1(1) in which the plaintiff claims, as mother of one Kwame Boakye (deceased), for her benefit and for the benefit of one Ama Buor, the grandmother and guardian of the said Kwame Boakye (deceased), £G2,000 damages against the first and second defendants jointly and severally for the first defendant’s negligence in carrying the said Kwame Boakye (deceased) by a Volkswagen bus No. AH 8880 whereby the said Kwame Boakye was killed on the Derma-Ankase road on the 20th June, 1961, the second defendant being at all material times the master of the first defendant.

The statement of claim was filed with the writ in which the plaintiff supplied all the particulars of negligence and also particulars pursuant to the Fatal Accidents Act, 1846.

The first defendant did not enter appearance and on the 25th November, 1961, interlocutory judgment was entered against him. At the trial of this claim against the secon…

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