REPUBLIC
V.
OMANHENE OF AHANTA TRADITIONAL AREA & OTHERS; EX PARTE KORKOR & OTHERS

(1983) JELR 69939 (HC)    
High Court  ·  10 May 1983 ·  Ghana
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[1982-83] GLR 1154
CORAM
TWUMASI J.
Core Terms Beta
applicants
high court
jurisdiction
contempt
court
third respondent
application
authority
contempt proceedings
counsel
first respondent
judicial capacity
judicial committee of the traditional council
proceedings
second respondent
action
ahanta traditional council
attention
cases of contempt of a traditional council
certificate of an alleged contempt
confinement
contempt of a traditional council
contempt of the traditional council
course of arguments
december
fact
intervention of the western regional house of chiefs
judicial committee
matter
mr. gwira
omanhene of the ahanta traditional area
others
paramount stool of busua
persons
petition
police permit
precondition
preliminary question
proper procedure
prospective chief of princess town
regulations
sides
statute
stool of princess town
such certificate
third respondent’s nomination
traditional councils
twumasi j.
view
view of the provisions of regulation

TWUMASI J.: Some time in December 1982 the stool of Princess Town, subordinate to the Paramount Stool of Busua, fell vacant and it became necessary for the stool family to nominate a candidate to fill the vacancy. The second respondent nominated the third respondent and confined him for the purpose of outdooring him and installing him as the new chief. The applicants who claim to be the kingmakers, filed a petition before the Ahanta Traditional Council claiming that the third respondent’s nomination and confinement as the prospective chief of Princess Town infringed customary procedure in that the accredited kingmakers had not been consulted. While the action was pending before the judicial committee of the traditional council, the first respondent, Omanhene of the Ahanta Traditional Area, and the second respondent and others obtained a police permit to outdoor the third respondent. With the intervention of the Western Regional House of Chiefs, the police withdrew the permit. This was…

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