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YAKUBU V. ATTORNEY-GENERAL AND OTHERS

(1994) JELR 68081 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  19 Jul 1994  •  Ghana

Coram
ABBAN JSC, AMUA-SEKYI JSC, AIKINS JSC, HAYFRON-BENJAMIN JSC, AMPIAH JSC

Judgement

AMPIAH JSC.: The plaintiff was appointed a district magistrate, grade 1 in 1967. On 1 November 1976 he was promoted to the circuit court bench. He was appointed an Acting High Court judge while he was still a circuit judge on 18 August 1986 with effect from 8 July 1986. He acted in this position until 18 September 1990 when by a warrant of appointment dated 16 May 1991 he was elevated as a substantive High Court judge. In or about March 1993 he was retired from the Judicial Service having attained the compulsory retiring age of 65.

As part of his conditions of service, he was provided with a furnished accommodation and a chauffeur-driven car, among other facilities, for his free and personal use. Upon his retirement, the Chief Justice requested him to vacate his bungalow and release the car for use by a serving judge. He vacated his bungalow but released the car under a strong protest. He contended that he was entitled to the use of the car upon his retirement as part of the facilities…

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