EMMANUEL AKWASI
V.
CHINA INT WATER & ELECTRIC CORP

(2016) JELR 107549 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT No. INDL/93/13 ·  24 Feb 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
JUSTICE GIFTY DEKYEM
Core Terms Beta
plaintiffs
court
police
defendant’s officials
1st plaintiff
2nd plaintiff
court amounts
fair hearing
police station
criminal procedure code
evidence decree
madina magistrate court
plaintiffs’ case
unlawful termination of their employment
wrongful dismissal
breach of the said terms
civil action
common law principle
court finds
defendant’s case
defendant’s conduct
defendant’s personnel manager
defendant’s premises
defendant’s stores
effect of sections
employees of defendant
evidence of a material fact
exhibit cwe
following issues
further evidence of that fact
further inspections
general damages
justice gifty dekyem
magistrate court
period of defendant
plaintiff’s detention amounts
result of the court action
substantial requirement of justice
such break
supreme court
view of the criminal prosecution of the plaintiffs

JUDGMENT 

Plaintiffs were until 23rd January 2010 employees of Defendant, the latter being a  road construction firm. Plaintiffs were night security officers in Defendant’s  company. 1st Plaintiff averred that after work he returned to Defendant’s  premises to fetch water where he was handed over to the Police in a waiting  vehicle. The arrest was in connection with some missing car batteries from  Defendant’s stores. 2nd Plaintiff averred that he was also called by Defendant’s officials to Defendant’s premises and handed over to the Police in relation to the  same subject matter. Plaintiffs averred they were not informed of the reasons for  their arrests until two days later when they were released on bail at the Police  Station. Subsequently they were made to report daily at the Police Station.  

Plaintiffs maintained there was no break in during the night whilst at work.  Further inspections and investigations by the Police did not reveal that there was  any such break in since all…

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