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REPUBLIC V. COURT OF APPEAL; EX PARTE SITO I

(2001) JELR 68258 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  16 May 2001  •  Ghana

Coram
AMPIAH JSC, ATUGUBA JSC, AKUFFO JSC, LAMPTEY JSC, ADZOE JSC

Judgement

JUDGEMENT

Atuguba JSC.

Delivered the first judgment at the invitation of Ampiah JSC. In this case an order was on 2 November 1988 made by the Brong-Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs in a chieftaincy proceedings before it, as follows:

“We order the first petitioner Nana Kofi Mensah, the third petitioner, Nana Kwasi Wuromo, the Krontihene of Banda, the fourth petitioner, Nana Sodoyi, the Oyokohene of Banda and Nana Sie Nyomo, the Akyeamehene to convey the black stool to the Petelli royal house, Kabrena not later than 15 November 1988.”

(The emphasis is mine.) The appellant belongs to the Kralongo royal house of Banda from which the black stool was to be returned to the other royal house of Banda, namely the Petelli royal house.

An appeal from the judgment and said order of the Brong-Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs was dismissed on 29 March 1991 by the National House of Chiefs. A further appeal to this court was dismissed on 6 June 1995.

The application for attachment for contempt against the appe…

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