REPUBLIC
V.
FELICIA KUFFOUR

(2015) JELR 107775 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO FALM 70/15 ·  28 Oct 2015 ·  Ghana
CORAM
HAFISATA AMALEBOBA
Core Terms Beta
respondent
applicant
application
injunction
court
affidavit
opposition
contempt
administration of justice
exhibits cml
others
photographs
contempt of court
criminal contempt
prima facie case
statement of claim
civil contempt
different angles
effiduase stool affairs
order
pictures
reasonable doubt
specie of contempt
standard of proof
writ of summons
4th may
authority
construction work
different stages of construction
disputed land
disregard of the pending application
order of interlocutory injunction
president of the national house of chiefs
requisite burden of proof
respectful opinion
respondent states
said affidavit
show structures
specific order
spite of the pendency of the application
stage of work
sufficient evidence
supplementary affidavit of the applicant
time of service of the writ
wilful contravention of its authority
wilful violation of any order of the court

RULING: 

The Applicant by this Application seeks from this Court an order committing the Respondent to prison for contempt of Court. 

The facts upon which this application is premised are evident from the affidavit and supplementary affidavit of the Applicant deposed to by her Attorney. The Applicant states that she issued a Writ of Summons,  Statement of Claim and Motion on Notice for an order of interlocutory injunction on 22nd April 2015. The application for injunction which sought to restrain the Respondent, her agents, servants among others from interfering with the Plaintiff’s possession of the land in dispute and from  developing same until the final determination of the suit, was served on the  Respondent. 

According to the Applicant, at the time of service of the Writ of Summons and Statement of claim, the Respondent had excavated the land and constructed a foundation as per Exhibits CML 13 – CML 18, and as at 4th May 2015 when the Respondent filed an affidavit in opposition to …

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