The Supreme Court has dismissed a review application challenging its decision to declare as invalid three mining leases granted to Exton Cubic Group, a company belonging to businessman, Mr Ibrahim Mahama.
In a 5-2 majority decision, the court presided over by the Chief Justice, Justice Anin Yeboah dismissed the application filed by Exton Cubic.
It, however, explained that the reasons for its decision would be filed at the court’s registry, reports Graphic Online’s Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson from the Supreme Court.
The Justices for the majority were Justices Yeboah, Julius Ansah, Jones Dotse, Samuel K Marful – Sau and Professor Nii Ashie- Kotey.
Justices Gabriel Pwamang and Yaw Appau dissented.
In June last year, a five-member panel of the Apex Court unanimously declared the leases as invalid because it was not ratified by Parliament and, therefore, Exton Cubic had a non-existing right to those leases.
It accordingly quashed the decision of the High Court which, according to the apex court, was shielding a non-existent right.