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(1980) JELR 69684 (HC)    
High Court  ·  15 Jan 1980 ·  Ghana
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[1978] GLR 833

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
cause of action
exhibit a
exhibit e
exhibit g
then head of state
mr. i. k. nkrumah
original specimen
printing blocks
cape coast
contractual duty
exhibit c
new blocks
plaintiff’s claim
statement of claim
thorough search
amended defence
art-work of the swollen shoot
block produces
contractual obligation
cooks cars
copy of exhibit a
copy of the art-work of the swollen shoot
copy of the letter
daily newspaper corporation
defendants’ attitude
defendants’ case
duty of a bailee
editor of the defendants-corporation
evidence of the plaintiff
exhibit e.
general i. k. acheampong
incumbent editorial manager of the defendants-corporation
j. k. addo-twum editor
newspaper part of the article
office of the supreme military council
osei-hwere j.
person of mr. i. k. nkrumah
print impression of the blocks
proper care
reduced size
specimen of the pictures
winston churchill


The plaintiff’s claim against the defendants is for “a return of two printing blocks on swollen shoot or their value of ¢30,000.” In his amended statement of claim the plaintiff pleaded the following pertinent matters among others:

“(1) The plaintiff is a physiotherapist and naturopathic physician and doctor of botanic medicine, practising in Cape Coast, and the defendants, a daily newspaper corporation doing business all over the country and in Cape Coast, with headquarters in Accra.
(2) On 28 February 1972, the plaintiff despatched a block of healthy and unhealthy cocoa plants on swollen shoot, with an article on swollen shoot for publication for the public to know we have a man here to do the job, instead of asking from abroad; though not advert as it may mean.
(3) The defendant-corporation refused or failed to do the publication, and so the plaintiff called for the return of the two blocks, and despite repeated demands the blocks have not been returned to the plaintiff.…
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