(1980) JELR 63825 (HC)    
High Court  ·  25 May 1980 ·  Ghana
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[1980] GLR 887
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second defendant
cold store
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retired deputy superintendent of police
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tortious acts
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consignments of fresh fish
defendants damages
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reasonable prices
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supply of fish
third prosecution witness
types of fish
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wrongful seizure of the said fish

ANSAH-TWUM J.: By his amended writ of summons and statement of claim, the plaintiff claims against the defendants herein, jointly and severally, the sum of ¢47,115 being the cost of 117 crates of fish and empty crates wrongfully seized from the plaintiff’s cold store at Takoradi by the first defendant-corporation per her agents or servants, the second, third and fourth defendants. The plaintiff, in addition, claims against the defendants damages for wrongful seizure of the said fish and for the disgrace, inconvenience and the ignominy brought upon. him. The plaintiff claims further, interest at the rate of eighteen and half per centum on the sum of ¢47,115 as from 26 October 1978 up to the date of final judgment.

The evidence before this court is that the plaintiff, a retired deputy superintendent of police, owns the African Grocery and Cold Store at Takoradi. The plaintiff buys and sells all types of fish. He used at times to obtain his supply of fish from the first defendant-corporat…

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