FRANCISGAKLI DZOKOTO
V.
AKWASI BIO AND ANOTHER

(2019) JELR 63787 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. P/RPC 07/2016 ·  19 Mar 2019 ·  Ghana
CORAM
HIS LORDSHIP JUSTICE DR. RICHMOND OSEI-HWERE
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
party
defendants
ghc
defendant
case
facts
pieces of beds
positive way
preponderance of probabilities
said amount
statement of claim
various schools
advance payment of ghc
antoa senior high school
balance of probabilities
civil suit
civil suits
contractual relationship
description of things
documentary evidence
documentary evidence ought
evidence act
evidence decree
evidence of facts
evidential burden
factual situation exist
following issues
following schools
gravamen of the plaintiff
legal burden of proof
manufacture of the said furniture
order of the court
others
pieces of school furniture
plaintiff claims
plaintiff produces
plaintiff’s case
required standard
rules of evidence
said schools
satisfaction of the court
second cycle schools
sufficient evidence
supreme court
unsuccessful attempt
witness box

On 20th November, 2015, the plaintiff instituted action against the defendants seeking the following reliefs:

1. The Plaintiff claims against the Defendant for cash sum of Sixty-five thousand Ghana cedis (GHc 65, 000.00) being the total sum of money the Defendant owes the Plaintiff which defendant has refused to refund the said amount despite persistent demands.

2. Interest on the said amount at the prevailing bank rate from December 2009

3. Costs.

The gravamen of the plaintiff’s case is that sometime in October, 2011 he was contracted by the defendants to manufacture and supply 500 pieces of beds to some selected second cycle schools at a unit price of GHCC 135 per bed amounting to GHC 67,500.00. It is the plaintiff’s case that the defendants made an advance payment of GHC 5000 prior to his supply of the beds to the said schools and that he incurred a transportation cost of GHC 2,500.00. Thus, the outstanding amount to be paid by the defendants stands at GHC 65,000.00.

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