R U L I N G
The application is to stay execution of judgment of this Court dated 28th April, 2017, pending appeal.
In the case of the Republic v. Court of Appeal: Ex-Parte Sidi (1987-88) 2 GLR 170 at 176. Taylor JSC, as he then was, defined what a stay of execution entails as follows:
That a stay of execution … means simply the suspension of any process or procedure that would post the judgment. If an Applicant asks for such stay pending the hearing and determination of his appeal, then what he is in effect asking is that all processes that can be taken after judgment for the purpose, no doubt of satisfying the judgment, should be stayed until the appeal is finally heard and a decision given.
From authorities such as the Northern Regional Development Co-operation v. Haruna (1989-90) 1 GLR 340, Republic v. Court of Appeal, Ex Parte Sidi (1987-1988) 2 GLR 170 and Agyemang VII v. Dekyi XIII (1982-83) GLR 453, the guiding principles for the determination of an Application for S…