It appears the case at the Accra High Court, Seth Adjei and Anor (Plaintiffs) vrs Diligent Hands, would have to wait till the Chief Justice grants attention to a petition filed by the plaintiffs against the conduct of the Registrar.
Mr. Seth Adjei had petitioned the Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Sophia Abena Akufo, to intervene in the case since, in his observation, Mr. Stephen Afotey, the Accra High Court Registrar, is allegedly employing tactics to delay the case.
In his petition, Mr. Sey Adjei a.k.a. Kojo Yeboah, a resident of Tema and a judgment creditor, is praying the Chief Justice “to intervene to remove any obstacle impending the valuation and the sale of the Defendant’s property since the Claimant application which was brought before the Honorable Court was a hoax just to cause the delay of justice in this matter”.
He alleged that his efforts at getting justice in the matter had been persistently thwarted or frustrated by the Court Registrar, Mr. Stephen Afotey, for no apparent reason for some three (3) years now.
“Your Ladyship, all efforts being made by me to order the valuation carried out by the Registry is persistently thwarted or frustrated by the Court Registrar for no apparent reason,” the petitioned claimed.
Two months after the petition, the plaintiff claims he has not heard anything from the Chief Justice as he continues to wait for justice to be done.
According to the petition dated February 28, 2018, Mr. Sey said, they, the plaintiffs, initiated a civil action (Suit No. CM/OCC/0616/2016) through their solicitor at the Commercial Court and the case went into trial with judgment in their favor.
Mr. Sey stated that, they filed an entry of judgment through their solicitor and four of the defendants’ properties had already been attached and auctioned as directed by the Court presided over by Justice George Buadi, leaving one of the office complex part of which he had rented from the defendant at the time as his office.
He disclosed in the petition that the building complex had also been attached in execution by the Honorable Court.
However, “when execution was about to be carried out, one Ebenezer Addy filed a Notice of Claim to stop any further process on the building,” he narrated. The claimant and the Execution creditor were, therefore, ordered by the Honorable Court to appear before it.
He alleged that, at the next adjourned date the Defendant and the Claimant were conspicuously absent in Court when he (petitioner) was fully represented by his solicitor.
“Your Ladyship, for almost three (3) years now the Claimant is not making any frantic effort to prosecute his case or to produce any document to show to the Honorable Court to prove his title of ownership,” he claimed.
He is once again appealing to the Chief Justice to conduct an investigation into the case to ensure justice is done.