Justice Kpegah’s suit against Nana Addo dismissed

A suit filed by Justice Francis Yaonasu Kpegah against the 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been dismissed.

The retired Supreme Court judge had filed the suit against Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo accusing him of illegally holding himself out as a lawyer.

Documents available at the General Legal Council prove that Nana Addo had been called to the bar. That happened on July 8, 1975.

An extract of Roll Book of the Council states that “William Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, BA (Hons), of the University of Ghana, of Peduase Lodge, Aburi, Ghana, the first son of Edward Akufo-Addo, of Ghana, aforesaid President of Ghana was specially admitted to the Middle Temple on the thirteenth day of January one thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine. Called to the Utter Bar on the twenty-second day of July One thousand nine hundred and seventy-one and published in the common dining hall of the said Society on the same day. And that he hath paid all duties which were owing by him to the Society and the officers thereunto belonging.”

Justice Kpegah had failed to appear on the first day of hearing, citing ill-health.

He had promised to make an appearance at Thursday’s hearing to prove beyond all doubt that the former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice has not been called to the bar. He also called for a live telecast of the suit.


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