THE REPUBLIC
V.
RICHARD HLORMADOR {RESPONDENT} EX PARTE: ATTIYYATUL AZIZ ABDULLAH {APPLICANT}

(2019) JELR 65585 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO: CR/70/2019 ·  13 Jun 2019 ·  Ghana
CORAM
HIS LORDSHIP JUSTICE KWEKU T. ACKAAH-BOAFO
Core Terms Beta
respondent
applicant
counsel
contempt of court
reasonable doubt
supreme court
notice of claim
high court
authority of the court
charge of contempt
court order
land division
respectful opinion
above counsel
affidavit evidence
attached property
case of the applicant
said joseph amon kotey
attachment of the property of the judgment debtor
background of the case
breach of a court order
charge of contempt of court
claim of the respondent
clearest cut of cases
committal of the respondent
copy of the notice of attachment
counsel’s opinion
court hold
ex parte fordjour
firsthand view of the act
form of conduct
integrity of a court
lord byron
mr. atanga ayamdoo
outcome of a pending suit
ownership of the property
parcel of land
part of a court
pending application
position of the parties
protection of the authority of the court
respondent’s notice
respondent’s own writ
specific law
supporting affidavit
undeveloped land
undeveloped state
willful disregard of the order

JUDGMENT

APPLICATION FOR COMMITTAL FOR CONTEMPT

Introduction:

[1] Contempt of Court is the mechanism which the law provides for the protection of the authority of the court from improper interference. Contempt arises in many ways but includes a breach of a court order, an attempt to obstruct the administration of justice, a deliberate attack upon the integrity of a court or a judge that interferes with proceedings, or some other form of conduct not foreseeable. Contempt of court is part of a court's inherent jurisdiction and, as it is not precisely prescribed or enacted, should be exercised with scrupulous care and only when the circumstances are clear and beyond reasonable doubt.

[2] The denial of liberty of any citizen of our Republic resulting from a charge of contempt is effected in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice. Even though there is no specific law on contempt in Ghana[1], the absence of codification of the law of contempt in Ghana does not in itself violate t…

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