The Inspector General of Police, David Asante Appeatu, Director General of BNI Ambassador Rasheed Seidu Inusah, Chief of Defence Staff Lt. Gen Obed Akwa and Headmistress of Achimota School have escaped jail after the Accra High Court cleared them of the charge of contempt.
The Osu Traditional Council had prayed that the court presided over by Justice Kwaku Tawiah Ackaah-Boafo cite them for contempt and serve prison terms for disobeying the orders of a High Court asking them to stay away from some 172 acre land which is a subject of dispute, between the traditional council and the Achimota School.
But, lawyers of the top security officials had denied knowledge of the order.
Also, the legal team for the Old Achimotans Association had also argued that they were not ordered by any court to stay away from the land.
The sitting judge, Justice Ackaah-Boafo however dismissed the contempt application on grounds that the applicants did not serve them order for injunction.
On the president of the Old Achimotans Association Prof Ernest Aryeetey and the Headmistress of the School, the court said it lacks jurisdiction since the supposed order served on them was from the Court of Appeal.
A cost of 3,000 cedis was awarded in favour of the Association and Headmistress of the School.
Speaking to court journalists after the sitting, Prof Aryeetey said the school expects the state to step in to protect land belonging to the educational institution.