Ratio DecidendiRatio Decidendi



H/L JUSTICE MUSTAPHA HABIB LOGOH, H/L JUSTICE PAUL UUTER DERY AND H/L JUSTICE GILBERT AYISI ADDO
V.
TIGER EYE PI, THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF GHANA AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

(2016) JELR 65642 (SC)    
Supreme Court  ·  CIVIL APPEAL NO. J1/9/2016 ·  27 Oct 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
ANSAH JSC (PRESIDING), ANIN YEBOAH JSC, BAFFOE BONNIE JSC, BENIN JSC, AKAMBA JSC

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
plaintiffs
justices of the superior court
removal of the plaintiffs
contravention of article
legal capacity
said petitions
issues
petitions
prima facie case
anas aremeyaw anas
exhibit ag1
such lacks
following issues
president of ghana
president of the republic of ghana
rebuttable presumption
author of the petition
cause of action
companies act
investigative journalist
registrar general’s department
above quoted section
allegations of corruption of office
backgrounds of the petitioner
brief facts
case file
defendants’ take issue
early september
following persons
general public
given letters
hard evidence
head of the judiciary of ghana
justices of the high court of justice
lady justice
laws of ghana
light of denials
nature of the case
principal legal advisor
procedural fairness
records of tiger eye pl
supreme court rules
tiger eye pl media ltd
true faith

JUDGEMENT

AKAMBA, JSC.

PROLOGUE

This case involves serving judges on issues pertaining to allegations of corruption of office. Owing to the nature of the case, it is with the greatest trepidation that we sit in judgment over our colleagues, knowing what consequences may flow should they be found culpable. However, it is not for nothing that ‘Lady Justice’ has been depicted wearing a blindfold signifying objectivity; in that justice is, or should be meted out objectively, without fear or favour, regardless of money, wealth, fame, power or identity. We are therefore obliged to adhere to our judicial oaths to do justice according to law and nothing else.

BRIEF FACTS

The three Plaintiffs herein are Justices of the High Court of Justice. The 1st Defendant purports to be a company limited by shares and registered under the laws of Ghana. The 2nd Defendant is the head of the Judiciary of Ghana and responsible for the administration and supervision of the Judiciary while the 3rd Defendant is the p…

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