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NANA OSEI WORAE AND THE REPUBLIC V. 1-16 PEOPLE

(2000) JELR 68273 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  Civil Motion No. 39/99  •  12 Jan 2000  •  Ghana

Coram
Edward Wiredu (Presiding,Mrs. J Bamford-Addo J.S.C,Ampiah J.S.C.,Adjabeng J.S.C,Acquah J.S.C,Atuguba J.S.C,Ms. Akuffo J.S.C.

Judgement

RULING

EDWARD WIREDU, J.S.C.:

On July 14th 1999, this Court, by a majority decision, dismissed an application, brought by the applicant herein, for the attachment of the 16 Respondents herein for contempt of court. By the instant application, the applicant prays this Court to review its said decision upon the ground that the decision has ‘occasioned a grave miscarriage of justice and therefore it is in the interest of justice that the ruling be reviewed'. According to the Statement of Case filed on behalf of the applicant, this contention is based on two grounds, namely that: -

1. "the Ruling was given per incuriam for failure to consider the case law and statute law relevant to the application", and

2. "the applicant's case was not adequately considered."

The power of this Court to review its decisions is governed by Rule 54 of the Supreme Court Rules, 1996 (C.I.16), which stipulates the only grounds upon which we may exercise that power. These grounds are very well known to any assiduous…

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