The High Court seizes the car in issue until the matter of Nimako and Deborah is resolved.
The car at the center of the issue, which the former continues to drive, will stay in the possession of the court’s registry until the case between Deborah Seyram Adablah and Ernest Nimako about sexual harassment among other accusations is resolved.
The Registrar of the Court, Law Court Complex, has been ordered by the High Court in Accra to take custody of the vehicle in question.
According to starrfm.com.gh, while deciding on an application submitted by Mr Nimako on Tuesday, May 16, the Court (General Jurisdiction) presided over by Justice Olivia Obeng Owusu ordered the car in issue should be handed to the Registrar of the High Court for preservation. According to the news website, the court further directed Mr Nimako, the Defendant (applicant), to present all documentation pertaining to the abovementioned car to the Registrar.
Deborah Seyram Adablah, a former National Service member who worked at a First National Bank branch, sued the bank’s then Chief Finance Officer, Ernest Nimako, alleging, among other things, that the defendant sexually harassed her during her service and took back a Honda Civic worth GH120,000 with the registration No. GC 7899- 21 l, which he bought for her after registering it in his name, is in violation of their agreement.
According to reports, the plaintiff drove the car in question to court, but she was ordered to turn it up to the registrar.
Meanwhile, the court ordered both the plaintiff and the defendant to stop commenting on the matter on all platforms until a final decision is reached.
“Until the final determination of the case, both parties are prohibited from posting any videos, pictures, and materials on social media and traditional media that have the tendency to prejudice the matter before the court,” the court said, as stated by starrfm.com.gh.
The injunction came after Mr. Nimako’s attorneys asked the court to stop Adablah from bringing his name into the fray with constant postings on TikTok, Instagram, and other social media sites.
Adablah, the plaintiff, has filed a writ accusing Ernest Kwesi Nimako, Director of Finance, and the bank of sexual harassment.
Following the action, the Bank requested that its name be removed from the former NSS employee’s case.
The Bank sought that seven paragraphs of the writ be rejected “on the ground that they disclose no reasonable cause of action against the applicant” in that application, which was filed on January 24, this year.
It claims that paragraphs 7,8,9,10,11,31,32,33,34,36, and 37, which were requested to be removed, are parts of the writ that accuse the bank of standing by while female employees are sexually harassed by senior male bank personnel.
After this preliminary application, the substantive complaint of sexual harassment would be heard.
Ms. Adablah filed a lawsuit against Mr. Nimako in January 2023, accusing him of breaching a promise to purchase her a car, pay for her housing for three years, give her a GH3,000 monthly stipend, marry her after divorcing his wife, and give her a lump sum to start a business.
She claims Mr. Nimako registered a car he bought for her in his name and, in violation of their agreement, took back the GH120,000 Honda Civic after only a year of use.
She claimed that the defendant, who was her boss at the bank, likewise only paid her a year’s rent despite their agreement.