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DR. MARTIN AJEI V. DR. EMMANUEL IFEANYI ANI

(2018) JELR 67859 (HC)

High Court  •  SUIT NO.GJ/1286/17  •  13 Mar 2018  •  Ghana

Coram
HIS LORDSHIP ERIC KYEI BAFFOUR JUSTICE OF THE HIGH COURT

Judgement

BAFFOUR J.

The parties are both senior academic staff of the Department of Philosophy and Classics of the University of Ghana, Legon. The Plaintiff being the Head of Department instituted this action claiming damages for what he claim to be defamatory publications made by Defendant against him. Based on an application filed by the Defendant that the action of the Plaintiff was premature as there was the need for proceedings to be stayed pending the exhaustion of local remedies at the University, the court acceded to the invitation by staying its proceedings and referred the matter to be settled by the use of the process set out under the Code of Conduct for academic Staff of the University of Ghana.

The parties are back in court and reminiscent of the account of the twelve spies in the Book of Numbers in the Bible who were sent by Moses to spy the promised land and having witnessed the same events in Palestine but with different interpretations as to what they witnessed so has the event…

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