REPUBLIC
V.
INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE; EX PARTE AGBOTTAH

(1974) JELR 63552 (HC)    
High Court  ·  11 Apr 1974 ·  Ghana
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[1974] 1 GLR 404
CORAM
ABBAN J.
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applicant
respondent
police service
disciplinary authority
inspector-general of police
national redemption council
judicial tribunal
order of certiorari
ghana police service
learned judge
police service act
summary dismissal order
administrative directives
disciplinary proceedings
good faith
madam aprometi
orders of the national redemption council
said dismissal order
administrative functions
applicant desires
cab driver
civil procedure
commission of enquiry
electricity commissioners
executive council
first paragraph of the said letter
following police officers
following terms
government’s acceptance
high ranking police officers
honourable court
learned lord
legal authority
maatschappij de fijnhouthandel n.v.
position of a judge
publication of the third interim report of the commission
pursuance of any decree of the national redemption council
remaining paragraphs of that letter
respect of any act
rights of other police officers
said commission
said commission of inquiry
said recommendation of the commission
said service
statutory duties
such decision
support of the application
taking of quasi-judicial decisions
validity of that decision
written charge

ABBAN J.: The applicant is seeking an order of certiorari under Order 59, r. 2 of the Supreme [High] Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 1954 (L.N. 140A). In his statement, filed in support of the application, the applicant stated as follows:

“The applicant desires leave to apply for an order of certiorari to remove into this honourable court for the purpose of being quashed a summary dismissal order dated 21 November 1973, issued by the Inspector-General of Police in his capacity as a disciplinary authority. The said dismissal order purported to dismiss the applicant from the Ghana Police Service.”

(The emphasis is mine.)

Before 21 November 1973, the applicant was in the Ghana Police Service. He had been in the said service for over 29 years, and at the time of his dismissal, he was holding the post of a superintendent. It appears that following allegations of impropriety made against the applicant, the applicant was summoned before the Commission of Enquiry into Bribery and Corruption. Amon…

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