A member of the legal counsel of the 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Boadu Akuffo, has described the allegations of Justice Francis Kpegah as “a waste of everybody’s time”.
Speaking on TV3’s late night news analysis programme News @ 10, Lawyer Akuffo, who practises at the Akufo-Addo, Prempeh and Co., legal firm admitted they have not been served with a writ yet but from what they hear from the grapevine, the former “Deputy Supreme Court” judge’s suit is flawed.
“The allegations are pedestrian, crippled, lame and a waste of everybody’s time,” he burst out.
“It is completely bogus,” he emphasized.
Justice Kpegah is accusing Nana Akufo-Addo for holding himself out as a lawyer when documents about him prove otherwise.
He is accusing the former Attorney General of impersonation.
Justice Kpegah’s suit also indicts former President John Agyekum Kufuor for appointing Nana Addo during his regime as Attorney General, who doubled as leader of the Ghana Bar Association.
Lawyer Kwame Akuffo adduced that Justice Kpegah should rather be implicated for impersonation as his portfolio of Deputy Supreme Court Judge – as indicated on his writ – is nonexistent.
He also accused Jusitcie Kpegah for not following due process as “it is the General Legal Council that offers positions or state who is a lawyer”.
He stated that Nana Addo’s name appears as William Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Number 1190 in the list of lawyers of Ghana and was called to the bar in England in the 1971.
He alluded to the same issue coming up in 2008 when the late Professor John Evans Atta Mills, who was then leader of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), dismissed it.