Full document: Supreme Court’s ruling on 48hrs detention of suspects

Full document: Supreme Court’s ruling on 48hrs detention of suspects
Source: Myjoyonline.com
Date: 18-12-2019 Time: 07:12:43:pm

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, ruled that weekends and public holidays are included in the 48-hour detention period the police have to hold a person without granting bail.

The outgoing Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, who presided over the panel comprising of Justices Julius Ansah, Anin Yeboah (Chief Justice nominee), Baffoe Bonnie, Sule Gbadegbe, A. A Benin, and Prof. Ashie Kotey held the view that 48 hours means 48 hours.

The full judgment is published below: