KOJO BRAIMA
V.
AKWASI SARPONG

(2018) JELR 65715 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO.OCC/40/17 ·  21 Feb 2018 ·  Ghana
CORAM
ANGELINA MENSAH-HOMIAH (MRS.) JUSTICE OF THE HIGH COURT
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
defendant
house
court
ghana cedis
block h
evidence
documentary evidence
defendant’s son
british high commission
ownership rights
united kingdom
british visa
defendant’s house
evidence shows
further ghc
name bright sarpong
said amount
sale of the defendant
united states of america
above piece of evidence
agreed purchase price house no.
breach of contract
british pounds sterling
building project
circumstances of the present case
common knowledge
court of appeal
date of final payment
defendant’s case
defendant’s pleadings
following reliefs
legal effect of evidence
legal fees
nana akuamoah boateng ii
oral testimonies of the parties
part of the outstanding balance
plaintiff’s case
plaintiff’s lawful attorney
price of ghc
relevant part of his evidence
result of a purported agreement
sale of his seven-bedroom house
sale of house no.
supposed agreement
supreme court
third party
travel arrangement expenses
travel documents
trial court

JUDGMENT

This case has come about as a result of a purported agreement for the sale of the Defendant’s house as well as a supposed agreement to procure travel documents for the Defendant’s son, which fell through. By the endorsement on the writ of summons filed on 22/12/2016, the Plaintiff sought the following reliefs from the Defendant:

a) The sum of eighty-nine thousand Ghana Cedis being the amount due and owing.

b) Commercial interest on the said amount from October, 2014 to the date of final payment.

c) Legal fees being 20% of the amount due and owing.

d) General damages for breach of contract.

e) Two thousand British pounds sterling being the cost of air fare incurred by the Plaintiff for two return trips from the UK to Ghana in respect of the negotiations.

f) Costs.

THE PLAINTIFF’S CASE

The Plaintiff who describes himself as a businessman ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom stated that about two years prior to the issuance of the writ of summons, he negotiated with the Defendant on…

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