The plaintiffs by their writ of summons claim:
(a) a declaration that the plaintiffs’ forced and involuntary resignations on 30 June 1967 were secured by the defendants in circumstances amounting to wrongful dismissal;
(b) reinstatement of the plaintiffs or in the alternative ¢100,000 (¢50,000 each) damages for wrongful dismissal of the plaintiffs by the defendants.
The plaintiffs filed a statement of claim in which they set out the grounds for their claims. Briefly their case is that the first plaintiff was until 30 June 1967 a senior clerk employed by the Bank of Ghana having risen from a clerical officer in 1959. He was on a salary of ¢1,400.00 per annum. The second plaintiff who was on a salary of ¢1,960.00 per annum was a confirmed grade II officer. Between August and September 1967, the first and second plaintiffs and others were arrested on complaints of stealing made against them by the defendants. They were arraigned before a circuit court but on 15 December 1…