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MARTIN ALAMISI AMIDU
V.
THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL, WATERVILLE HOLDINGS (BVI) LTD. AND ALFRED AGBESI WOYOME U.T. BANK LIMITED (UNDER RECEIVERSHIP)

(2019) JELR 65732 (SC)    
Supreme Court  ·  CIVIL MOTION NO. J7/05/2019 ·  27 Mar 2019 ·  Ghana
CORAM
ANSAH JSC (PRESIDING), DORDZIE JSC, KOTEY JSC

Ratio Decidendi

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interpleader proceedings
attorney general
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agbesi woyome
constitution of the republic of ghana
decision of the cause
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learned deputy attorney general
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single justice of the supreme court
st defendant
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benefit of the above provisions of the constitution
civil matters
civil procedure rules
criminal matters
decision of a single justice of the supreme court
decision of the single judge of this court
execution process of this court
exercise of any such power
issue of interpretation of article
jurisdiction of the single judge of the supreme court
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member panel of the court
motion interpleader proceedings
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question of law
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reversal of the single judge
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review of decision of single justice
said judgment
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RULING

DORDZIE (MRS), JSC

This application is brought under Article 134 (b) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana. The applicant herein is praying this court to reverse the decision of the single judge of this court delivered on the 3rd of December 2018.

Article 134 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana empowers a single justice of the Supreme Court to exercise the powers vested in the Supreme Court in matters that do not involve the decision of the cause or matter before the Supreme Court; and any order, decision or direction made or given by the single judge under Article 134 may be varied, discharged or reversed by a three member panel of the Court. Article 134 reads:

A single Justice of the Supreme Court may exercise power vested in the Supreme Court not involving the decision of the cause or matter before the Supreme Court, except that -

(a) in criminal matters, where that Justice refuses or grants an application in the exercise of any such power, a person affe…

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