REPUBLIC
V.
NATIONAL SECURITY EXPARTE NII AKO NORTEI

(2018) JELR 107912 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO: CR/868/2017 ·  23 Feb 2018 ·  Ghana
CORAM
JUSTICE KWEKU T. ACKAAH-BOAFO

RULING

i. Background: 

[1] The issue for my determination is free from complexity but an important procedural issue.  On December 6, 2017 the Applicant filed at the registry of this Court an Application for Committal  for Contempt of Court pursuant to Order 50 of the High Court Civil Procedure Rules, 2004, C.I. 47 of all the named Respondents. After the service of the application on the Respondents, the 6th  and 7th Respondents deposed to affidavits in opposition by themselves; in effect they have spoken  for themselves. On January 17, 2018 Miss Tricia Quartey (Senior State Attorney) of the Ministry  of Justice and Attorney General’s Department deposed to a 15-paragraph affidavit in opposition  for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Respondents to the application. The Court’s admission and  reliance on the said affidavit is the subject-matter of the instant legal objection by Counsel for the  Applicant who has submitted with some amount of force urging on the Court to reject the affidavit …

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