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THE REPUBLIC V. THE HIGH COURT (FINANCIAL DIV.) ACCRA EX PARTE: JAMES AWUNI

(2014) JELR 68702 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  CIVIL APPEAL NO.J5/31/2014  •  5 Nov 2014  •  Ghana

Coram
ATUGUBA J.S.C.(PRESIDING), BAFFOE BONNIE J.S.C, AKOTO BAMFO J.S.C, BENIN J.S.C, AKAMBA J.S.C

Judgement

JUDGMENT

BENIN, JSC:-

This is an application for judicial review by way of an order of certiorari brought under Article 132 of the 1992 Constitution and Rule 61(1) of the Supreme Court Rules C.I. 16 as amended by C.I. 24. The applicant seeks the following reliefs from this court:

i. An order of certiorari to bring up into this Court for purposes of being quashed the order of the High Court (Financial Division) Coram: Her Ladyship Justice Afia Serwa Asare Botwe dated 24th October 2013 confirming the freezing of the Applicant’s account and other assets within the jurisdiction.

ii. An order of certiorari to bring up into this Court for purposes of being quashed the ruling of the High Court (Financial Division) Coram: Her Ladyship Justice Afia Serwa Asare Botwe dated 7th March 2014 dismissing the preliminary legal objection raised against the admissibility of an FBI report for non-compliance of section 161 of the Evidence Act.

The grounds for the application are three, namely:

a) Her Ladyship e…

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