Court name
High Court of Uganda
Judgment date
27 November 2008

Douglas Nure v Solomon Ogwang Ayo (Civil Application-2005/1) [2008] UGHC 117 (27 November 2008);

Cite this case
[2008] UGHC 117

THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA AT GULU

HCT 02 CV CA 0001 2005

(Arising from : Civil Suit No. 0104 2002
)




DOUGLAS NURE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>APPELLANT

VERSUS


SOLOMON OGWANG AYO >>>>>>>>>>>RESPONDENT



BEFORE: HON. JUSTICE REMMY K. KASULE




JUDGMENT


        
        
This appeal is against the judgment of Magistrate Grade I, Lira, dated 21st December, 2004.

        
        
The appeal is on one ground the first ground, the appellant having abandoned the rest of the grounds in the memorandum
of Appeal dated 18th April, 2005.

        
        
The ground complains that the learned Magistrate Grade 1 erred by failing to properly evaluate the evidence, the facts of the case
and the law, thus arriving at a wrong decision, causing a miscarriage of Justice.

        
        
In his submission attacking the trial magistrate barred counsel for the appellant attacked the holding of court in awarding special damages in amounts that
were inconsistent with what had been pleaded in paragraph 6 of the plaint as particulars of special damages.

        
        
This court, on considering what was pleaded as particulars of special damages in the stated paragraph of the plaint and what the learned trial magistrate
awarded as special damages finds no inconsistencies between what was awarded and what was pleaded. The Learned trial magistrate, in a number of instances reduced the amount pleaded to a lesser amount. She was entitled to do that and she did so depending
on the evidence adduced before her. This is very clear on pages 4 and 5 of the Judgment.


        
        
There is no merit in this ground of appeal, and since the other grounds of appeal were abandoned, this appeal stands dismissed with costs here and in the
court below.





.................................

Remmy K. Kasule

Judge

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th November, 2008