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THE REPUBLIC V THE HIGH COURT; EX-PARTE: DR. ERNEST ASIEDU OSAFO (ALEX ABOAGYE INTERESTED PARTY)

(2011) JELR 106947 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  CIVIL MOTION NO: J5/31/2011  •  28 Jun 2011  •  Ghana

Coram
DR. DATE-BAH, JSC (PRESIDING) OWUSU (MS), JSC DOTSE, JSC BAFFOE-BONNIE, JSC GBADEGBE, JSC

Judgement

RULING

GBADEGBE, JSC:

We have before us a notice of motion at the instance of the Applicant that seeks to invoke our supervisory jurisdiction under Article 132 of the 1992 Constitution for an order of Certiorari quashing the ruling of the High Court Accra dated 29th March 2011 in Suit Number BFA.81/2007, by which the body of the Applicant was committed to prison for contempt of court. In the body of the motion paper originating the application herein, the prayer sought was for an order of extension of time within which to apply for certiorari in respect of rulings dated 29 March 201, 13 April 2011 and 21 April 2011. When the matter came up for hearing, learned counsel for the applicant’s attention having been drawn to the time frame spelt out in rule 62 of the Supreme Court Rules, CI 16 in relation to such applications, he abandoned his invitation to us that sought extension of time and proceeded with leave of the court to move the application substantively but limited only to the deli…

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