(2002) JELR 69908 (HC)    
High Court  ·  17 Jun 2002 ·  Ghana
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[2003-2005] 1 GLR 135
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Asiamah J. On 8 February 2002 the applicant filed a motion ex parte craving leave from this court to bring committal proceedings for attachment of the respondents for contempt. The basis of this application is rooted in the stated facts embedded in a statutory statement which accompanied the application. The facts were stated as follows:

“The respondents wilfully misrepresented to the Supreme Court, in a case involving the applicant, that the applicant had been destooled as chief of Kokoase. They presented documents to the Supreme Court to convince the court that the applicant has been destooled and that the first respondent had been installed as the new chief of Kokoase when they knew these facts were false. The said misrepresentations or documents or both are annexed hereto. The conduct of the respondents in attempting to bring the administration of justice into disrepute by deceit is contemptuous and a ground for attachment for contempt.”

It is evident from these facts that …

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