I had the benefit of the draft judgment of my brother Philip Bright Mensah JA and I am in support of the reasoning and conclusion, however, I would like to discuss few matters in my own words. An appeal is a creature of statute and a person who files an appeal shall ensure that that person complies with the enactment creating the appeal together with the procedural laws of the court seised with appellate jurisdiction. Article 137 of the Constitution confers an appellate jurisdiction on the Court of Appeal to entertain appeals from the judgement of the High Court. Article 137 of the Constitution provides thus:
“(1) The Court of Appeal shall have jurisdiction throughout Ghana to hear and determine, subject to the provisions of this Constitution, appeals from a judgment, decree or order of the High Court and Regional Tribunals and such other appellate jurisdiction as may be conferred on it by this Constitution or any other law.
(2) Except as otherwise prov…