EVIDENCE ACT - 1975 (NRCD 323)

    Section - 127 - Judgments.

    (1) Evidence of a final judgment in a criminal action of a court in Ghana adjudging a person guilty of a crime is not made inadmissible by section 117 when offered to prove any fact essential to the judgment.

    (2) Evidence of a final judgment of a court is not made inadmissible by section 117 when offered by a judgment debtor to prove any fact which was essential to the judgment in an action in which he seeks to-

    (a) recover partial or total indemnity or exoneration for money paid or liability incurred because of the judgment; or

    (b) enforce a warranty to protect the judgment debtor against the liability determined by the judgment; or

    (c) recover damages for breach of a warranty substantially the same as the warranty determined by the judgment to have been breached.

    (3) When the liability, obligation or duty of a person other than a party is in issue in an action, evidence of a final judgment of a court in Ghana against that person is not made inadmissible by section 117 when offered to prove such liability, obligation or duty.

    (4) A judgment offered in evidence and admissible under this section is not made inadmissible by the fact that the judgment is an opinion or is not based on personal knowledge.