The Applicant on the 8th of November, 2018 brought an application before this Court, alleging a breach of his rights as enshrined in Article 18, Article 21(1) (g) and Article 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana, 1992, in respect of the seizure of his passport by the Respondent. This application was amended by the Applicant on 8th February, 2019 and endorsed with the following reliefs:
i. A declaration that the Respondent’s action in taking away my passport is a violation of my rights to freedom of movement, work and to own property.
ii. An order directed at the Respondent to release forthwith to me, my Ghanaian passport which the Respondent is unlawfully keeping in his custody.
iii. An order directed at the Respondent for punitive and exemplary damages.
iv. Costs including legal fees.
BACKGROUND TO THE ACTION
The uncontroverted facts as borne by the affidavits of both parties are that the Applicant at all times material to this action was a former non-execu…