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KWAO II AND ANOTHER V. QUAYE AND ANOTHER; KWAO II AND ANOTHER V. BOYE AND ANOTHER; ADDICO AND. AKUFFO (CONSOLIDATED)

(1982) JELR 67987 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  2 Mar 1982  •  Ghana

Coram
ANIN J.S.C.

Judgement

ANIN J.S.C: This motion for relistment and for directions has been necessitated by an order made in chambers by the full bench of the Court of Appeal on or about 12 May 1977 and a subsequent letter dated 19 August 1980 received by the applicant’s solicitor from the registry of the court below. Paragraph 2 of the said letter incorporated the order of the full bench and is in the following terms:

“My records reveal that by virtue of section 3 (2) (d) of the Courts (Amendment) Decree, 1972 (NRCD 101), this appeal became pendent as a review before the full bench of the Court of Appeal and on 12 May 1977 the court dealt with it in chambers in accordance with the provisions of the Chief Justice’s directives of 15 May 1975 [see[1973] 2 G.L.R 39]. The result which was copied to your predecessor, Mr. Joe Reindorf, is as follows: ‘In the absence of substitution for the original applicant for this review we have no alternative but to dismiss the application for want of prosecution and it is so di…

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