SG-SSB LIMITED
V.
MR CHARLES AFFRAN

(2017) JELR 69661 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CIVIL APPEAL NO: H1/144/2017 ·  14 Dec 2017 ·  Ghana
CORAM
V. D. OFOE JA (PRESIDING), S. DZAMEFE JA, M. M. AGYEMANG (MRS.) JA
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
defendant
respondent
signatures
learned trial judge
cross-examination
conditions of service
disciplinary committee
weight of the evidence
trial judge
evidence act nrcd
house committee
account of emefs construction
appellant’s tema fishing harbour branch
bank’s customers
charge of the said branch
close of the trial
common cause
date of termination of appointment
demeanour of the parties
deputy manager of the defendant bank
desired result
emefs construction company limited
employment relationship
exclusive right
findings of fact
findings of negligence
findings of the defendant
following reliefs
funds transfer request letters
general jurisdiction
general rule
gross negligence
house disciplinary committee of the appellant
identification number
instant appeal
judgment of the high court
letter exhibit h
plaintiff’s appointment
plaintiff’s document exhibit f
primary findings of fact
respondent’s case
result of the defendant
said committee
said customer
support of the proof of the plaintiff
terms of the rules
trial court

JUDGMENT

AGYEMANG JA:

In this appeal against the judgment of the High Court, (General Jurisdiction) Accra, delivered on the 15th of June 2016, the defendant/appellant (hereafter referred to as the appellant) prays for the judgment to be set aside.

The matters that have given rise to the instant appeal are sufficiently simple.

The plaintiff/respondent (hereafter referred to as the respondent) was an employee of the appellant. In July 2007, he held the post of Deputy Manager at the appellant’s Tema Fishing Harbour Branch. On 5th July 2007,while he was in charge of the said branch, two funds transfer request letters bearing signatures purporting to belong to authorised signatories of one of the bank’s customers: Emefs Construction Company Limited, were submitted to the respondent. It was the respondent’s case that he verified same and forwarded the requests to the bank’s central foreign transfers outfit: the International Business Centre of the bank, for its action upon the request. A few da…

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