RICHARD PEPRAH
V.
. THE DIRECTOR GENERAL, GHANA PRISONS SERVICE & 3 OTHERS

(2019) JELR 69835 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  SUIT NO. H1/78/2018 ·  25 Jun 2019 ·  Ghana
CORAM
MARIAMAOWUSU J.A. (PRESIDING), DZAMEFE J. A., WELBOURNE (MRS) J.A.
Core Terms Beta
respondent
plaintiff
counsel
appellants
court
trial judge
contributory negligence
ghana cedis
trial
bucket of the truck
court of appeal
grounds of appeal
duty of care
appellate court
circumstances of the case
high court judge
high side
judgment of the trial court
learned trial judge
prison authorities
trial court
appellants’ counsel
attorney general
award of damages
cross section of the road
expert witnesses
following order
ghana prisons service
seat belts
sunyani prisons
back of a kia
brief facts
careful reading of the written submission
cases of margaret mary adjei v.
commercial truck
commercial truck driver
counsel claims
counsel’s further submission
direct consequence of the negligent conduct of the defendants
following excerpt
following reliefs
further grounds of appeal
general damages
respect of the award of damages
said cement blocks
severe injuries

WELBOURNE (MRS.), JA:

Brief Facts:

The Plaintiff (Richard Peprah) then a mason was serving a three (3) month jail term for the offence of stealing his uncle’s Multi TV decoder worth One Hundred Ghana cedis (GHȼ100).

The Plaintiff on the 9th of June, 2016, having served 2 months with a month remaining for his release from lawful custody was escorted by the 4th Defendant, Sergeant Frank Sasu together with other inmates numbering five (5) of the Ghana Prisons Service, Sunyani Prisons, to a block factory, owned by the Prisons Service to convey cement blocks to various destinations for sale. The Plaintiff together with the other inmates were ordered to sit at the back of a KIA commercial truck which was hired by the Prison Authorities to cart the said cement blocks. After returning from two deliveries and on their way to the block factory to complete a third trip the Plaintiff claimed that on a cross section of the road within the Sunyani township at the traffic light near the Sunyani Police …

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