SHAIBU AMADU
V.
HFC BANK GHANA LIMITED

(2018) JELR 69663 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO.AP 208/2015 ·  11 May 2018 ·  Ghana
CORAM
JUSTICE KWEKU T. ACKAAH- BOAFO
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
counsel
evidence
defendant bank
deposit
total amount
branch vault
mr. amadu
abossey okai branch of the defendant
covenant forex bureau limited
cross-examination
savings account number
euro account counterfeit notes
foreign exchange
haruna shaibu
honourable court
leave of the court
mr. shaibu amadu
said money
allegation of possession of counterfeit currency
branch manager
bureau of national investigation
business forex exchange
cash deposit slips
claims of the plaintiff
counsel’s view
counterfeit currency notes
date of final payment
defendant bank’s abbossey okai branch
documentary evidence
family business activities
frank lawoe
further mr. amadu
given case
hfc bank ghana limited
instalments counterfeit notes
ms. adjoa konadu torto
paragraph statement of defence
plaintiff holds
plaintiff’s current account number
plaintiff trades
rate of euros
recovery of money
said allegations
statement of claim
submission of the notes
transfer monies
trial of the case
witnesses’ testimony

JUDGMENT

i. Introduction:

[1] The events that give rise to this litigation have their origin in a routine visit the Plaintiff made to the Abossey Okai Branch of the Defendant, HFC Bank Ghana Limited on July 14, 2015 to make a deposit into his account. Little did the Plaintiff know that the visit will set in motion the allegation of possession of counterfeit currency, arrest by the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) and a lawsuit to claim what he believes is his legitimate due.

[2] The Plaintiff opened an account with the Defendant Bank’s Abbossey Okai branch and on 16 June2015 deposited a total amount of €195,000.00 in two tranches into the account. He later made some withdrawals. He made another deposit on July 14, 2015 in an amount of €276,500. According to him the amount was counted and a receipt was issued and he later received an alert on his telephone to confirm the deposit. It is his case that following a telephone call made to him by the Branch Manager he went to the branch o…

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