HENRIETTA BADU-ANUM
V.
CLUFF MINING GHANA LTD. & GEOFREY CHRISTOPHER BADU-ANUM

(2002) JELR 63479 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CIVIL APPEAL No. 27/2000 ·  30 May 2002 ·  Ghana
CORAM
TWUMASI J.A, ARYEETEY J.A, GBADEGBE J.A
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TWUMASI, J.A.

This is an appeal from the judgment of an Accra High Court, dated 12th May 1999. For my convenience, I intend to retain the positions of the parties as they stood at the trial Court. As their names clearly suggest, the plaintiff and the second defendant were Mr, and Mrs. Badu-Anum, lawfully married. While the honeymoon lasted, the couple naturally did all that one would expect from a couple in those circumstances including, of course, the sharing in each other’s sorrow and joy. During this period, the plaintiff lost a relative and the second defendant had to accompany her and other relations to the funeral. As any responsible husband would do, the second defendant provided as their means of transport to and from the place of the funeral celebration, his Landrover Jeep with registration No. ACR 6201. On their return from the town Mankessim, where the funeral took place, an accident occurred at Ekumfi Dunkwa between the Landrover and an articulated truck with registration n…

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