SAMUEL ADU
V.
THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE (IGP) AND THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL MINISTRIES-ACCRA.

(2018) JELR 69754 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  SUIT NO. H1/109/2018 ·  19 Jul 2018 ·  Ghana
CORAM
C.J. HONYENUGA (J.A) PRESIDING, AVRIL LOVELACE-JOHNSON (J.A), GBIEL SUURBAAREH (J.A)
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
action
counsel
limitation act
statute
learned trial judge
reasonable cause of action
extension of time
grounds of appeal
avril lovelace-johnson
defendant
dismissal letter
learned judge
payment of plaintiff
plaintiff’s action
plaintiff’s employer
appeal processes
argument of counsel
case of disability
central disciplinary board’s act
date of judgment
first ground of appeal
following actions
following reliefs
following words
further counsel
further grounds
given period
internal grievance mechanism
merits of the plaintiff
part payment
period of limitation
plaintiff appellant
plea of limitation
present appeal
public policy
purposes of this appeal
reinstatement of the plaintiff
running of time
said notice of appeal
strong belief
such additional grounds
time limit
trial court
various reasons
weeks of the date of his dismissal letter
wrongful termination of plaintiff

AVRIL LOVELACE-JOHNSON (J.A):

The Plaintiff/Appellant issued the present writ against the Defendant/Respondent for the following reliefs:

a. Declaration that any purported termination of his appointment or dismissal from the Ghana Police Service was harsh and wrongful

b. An order for the reinstatement of the Plaintiff into the Ghana Police Service forthwith.

c. An order for the payment of Plaintiff’s salaries till date of judgment.

d. An order for the payment of Plaintiff’s salaries from February 2008 to October 2008 before his dismissal.

e. Damages for wrongful termination of Plaintiff’s employment.

f. Any other reliefs or orders as the Court deems appropriate.

The Defendants/Respondents denied his claim and put up a defence including one that the Plaintiff’s action was caught by section 4(1) of the Limitation Act 1972, Act 54 and so did not disclose a reasonable cause of action.

This was set down as one of the issues to be determined at the Application for directions and the learned trial ju…

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