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INSP/SHITU WABI & 76 ORS V. INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE & ATTORNEY GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT

(2022) JELR 110063 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  J4/22/2022  •  30 Nov 2022  •  Ghana

Coram
YEBOAH CJ (PRESIDING) PWAMANG JSC AMEGATCHER JSC AMADU JSC KULENDI JSC

Judgement

PWAMANG JSC:-

My Lords, critical to discharging our obligation to resolve the dispute between the parties to this appeal in accordance with law is the need to determine the nature of the case the plaintiffs/respondents/appellants (the plaintiffs) filed in the High Court. The Court of Appeal in their judgment dated 22nd October, 2020 held that the plaintiffs’ action was statute barred as their claims were based on simple contracts of employment but the plaintiffs have refuted that vehemently  before us. The plaintiffs proffer two different causes of action as the basis for suing. In one breath, they contend that they sought by their suit to enforce judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of C.B. Bawuah and Ors v. Attorney-General, dated 26th July, 1994 given against the Government of Ghana. (That case is reported as; Yovuyibor and Anor v. Attorney-General [1993-94] 2 GLR 343). In that case, the Supreme Court declared that the Police Administration acted in violation of the Constitutio…

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