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NYAMEKYE V. OPOKU

(2000) JELR 68236 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  12 Apr 2000  •  Ghana

Coram
EDWARD WIREDU JSC, BAMFORD-ADDO JSC, AMPIAH JSC, KPEGAH JSC, ADJABENG JSC, ATUGUBA JSC, AKUFFO JSC

Judgement

JUDGEMENT

Edward Wiredu JSC.

This is an application praying this court to review its judgment given on 21 July 1999, dismissing the applicant’s appeal. When rule 54 of the Supreme Court Rules, 1996 (CI 16) was enacted, it was the hope of all that having spelt out, in statutory terms, the only grounds upon which the review jurisdiction of this court may be exercised, litigants would be duly guided thereby and that the previous attempts to use the review jurisdiction as an avenue for a rehearing of lost appeals would cease or, at least, be significantly reduced. Unfortunately this does not appear to be the effect. To make matters worse, it also appears that counsel for losing parties are under the misapprehension that the reviewability of a matter is determined by numerical factors and any decision of the court which is not unanimous must be subject to review.

Illustrative of this point is the statement in the applicant’s statement of case herein that the application is for:

“. . . review o…

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