(1978) JELR 65464 (HC)    
High Court  ·  7 Dec 1978 ·  Ghana
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[1979] GLR 458
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third respondent
omanhene of sekondi traditional area
second respondents
high court
confinement of the third respondent
full bench of the court of appeal
judicial committee of the national house of chiefs
sekondi traditional council
wilful disobedience
conduct of the respondents
contempt of court
victor plange
final judgment
judicial committee of the western region house of chiefs
supplementary affidavit
accompanying affidavit
alleged acts
first appellant
judicial committee of the regional house of chiefs
member of the anaisie royal family
mr. forson
provisions of the judgment
purported nomination
said affidavit
violation of the judgment
applicant leave
applicant of the necessary fees
civil procedure
committal of the respondents
counsel’s further submission
ebusuapanyin of abrashieh abradzi family of sekondi
evidence shows
installation of victor plange
installed chief
meetings of the sekondi traditional council
nomination of a candidate
order of the court
public functions
said acts
said mr. victor plange
stool of sekondi traditional area
such enstoolment
such steps
third respondent of the traditional council meetings

ANSAH-TWUM J.: This is an application brought by Opanyin Kangah, the petitioner-applicant (hereinafter referred to as the applicant) pursuant to an order of the court given under Order 59, r. 21 of the High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 1954 (L.N. 140A), on 15 June 1978, granting the applicant leave to apply for an order committing Kwesi Kyereh, the Sekondi Traditional Council and Victor Plange, the respondents herein for contempt of court.

The applicant has set out the grounds on which he has brought this application in the accompanying affidavit and I hereunder reproduce paragraphs 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8 of the accompanying affidavit which I consider to be relevant to the issues now before the court:

“2. That in 1972, I in my capacity as ebusuapanyin of Abrashieh Abradzi family of Sekondi for myself and as representing that family, filed a petition before the judicial committee of the Western Region House of Chiefs against the respondents asking for a declaration that the purported nominat…

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