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REPUBLIC V. OGYEAHOHO YAW GYEBI AND CHARLES KWABENA FRIMPONG

(2017) JELR 68841 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  CIVIL APPEAL NO. J4/54/2016  •  18 Oct 2017  •  Ghana

Coram
AKUFFO (MS) CJ PRESIDING, DOTSE JSC, BAFFOE-BONNIE JSC, GBADEGBE JSC, PWAMANG JSC

Judgement

JUDGEMENT

PWAMANG, JSC:-

The facts giving rise to this interlocutory appeal are that on 28/7/97 four persons in their capacities as kingmakers of Bibiani/Krotohene Stool under Sefwi Anhwiaso paramouncy in the Western Region filed destoolment charges in the Judicial Committee of the Sefwi Anhwiso Traditional Council against the occupant of the Bibiani/Krontihene Stool in the person of applicant/respondent/respondent, hereafter referred to as respondent. The Judicial Committee of the Sefwi Anhwiaso Traditional Council delivered a judgment on 9/9/1999 upholding the charges levelled against the respondent, destooled him and ordered him to hand over all stool properties to the Akwamuhene, one of the Petitioners, to take care of them until a substantive chief was installed. However, on 16/9/1999 the respondent filed an appeal in the Judicial Committee of the Western Regional House of Chiefs against the decision of the Judicial Committee of the Sefwi Anhwiaso Traditional Council. On 3rd August…

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