THE REPUBLIC
V.
RUTH SMITH ADJEI EX-PARTE RICHARD BRAKATU & FELIX DJAN

(2009) JELR 65422 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. INDL/6/08 ·  6 Nov 2009 ·  Ghana
CORAM
KWABENA ASUMAN-ADU
Core Terms Beta
such contempt of this court
workers of the company
first applicant
warning letter
order of committal
said suit
second applicant
redundancy exercise
respect of an application
first plaintiff
actions of the respondent
administration of justice
contempt of court
applicants
company’s right
supreme court states
exhibit ra5 shows
act of the respondent
second applicant conflicts
house union
authority of this court
reasonable doubt
contemptuous conduct
disciplinary actions
court order
respondent
prejudice parties
defendant company
current application
case of antwi vs amponsah
respect of the application
defendant
fair hearing of a case
letter
issue of dues
plaintiffs’ salaries
issue of redundancy
labour act
court
respondents’ own pay
respect of second applicant
contempt
ex-employee
case
blue skies products ghana limited
dues
issue
case of republic vs moffat
drastic measures
counsel

RULING

This ruling is in respect of an application filed by the applicants praying for an order of committal for contempt against the respondent.

According to the applicants, they issued a Writ against Blue Skies Products Ghana Limited and three others. The respondent herein is the acting General Manager of Blue Skies Products, Ghana Limited.

Whilst the said suit is pending, the respondent herein has declared the first applicant redundant. The same respondent wrote a letter to the second applicant warning him in a bid to intimidate or coerce them to discontinue the suit. The actions of the respondent, therefore, amount to interference in the suit calculated to prevent them from going on with the suit. This is an affront to the administration of justice and it brings same into disrepute and as such contempt of this court. This court should, therefore, order the respondent to purge her contempt or be imprisoned for contempt of court.

By making the first applicant redundant, his status as an…

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