(2017) JELR 63587 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. OCC 70/2014 ·  3 May 2017 ·  Ghana
Core Terms Beta
services of defendant
plaintiff claim
obstinate refusal of defendant
shipment of the goods of the clients
shipment items
claim of plaintiff
latter had goods
defendant’s purported seizure
n1’ vivian tackie
hold of the goods of the clients
various dates of misplace items
special damages
behalf of plaintiff
provencal v zwennes
plaintiff join issues
defendant act
own action
written contract
value of the total items
filing of a contempt application
email exchanges of missing items
cross examination of counsel
transportation of electronic gadgets of the clients
common law
release of the goods
bill of gh
persistent entreaties of plaintiff
case raises
aforesaid amount sum
plaintiff’s goods
following reliefs
defendant of electronic gadgets
adrian koranteng
amended writ of plaintiff
counter claim of the defendant
cost of plaintiff
date of last payment
list of the customer base of the plaintiff
sum of us
items of its clients
list of items plaintiff claim
clients’ goods
probative value
credit line bill arrears

This case raises fascinating legal questions on the scope of legal concepts such as lien, detinue and conversion under common law. There had been in existence a form of agreement between the parties, for the plaintiff, a freight forwarding and clearing company to use the services of defendant, a courier services company for the transportation of electronic gadgets of the clients of plaintiff. The bill for the shipment of the goods of the clients of plaintiff was supposed to be sent to it sometime later for payment. Defendant, incandescent with rage that its bill of Gh¢54.000 being credit line bill arrears owed it and sent to plaintiff had not been honoured, took hold of the goods of the clients of plaintiff, that it had air lifted to Ghana on behalf of plaintiff, in the guise of having a lien on them. The plaintiff remonstrated about the devastating toll the non-release of the goods was having on its business. The obstinate refusal of defendant to release the goods notwithstanding the…

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