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AG backs calls for probe into mass Law School failure

The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, has backed calls for an enquiry into the recent mass failure of students at the Bar exams. Her comments follow a 30-day ultimatum issued to the Independent Examination Board (IEB) by the SRC of the Ghana School of Law to re-mark the scripts of students who failed the exams. Only 91 out of the 474 ...

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‘Parliament was right in approving Amidu despite suit’ – AG

Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Gloria Akuffo, has defended the approval of Martin Amidu as the country’s first Special Prosecutor despite a suit at the Supreme Court challenging his eligibility over his age. “Parliament has not been injuncted. The mere initiation of a suit does not serve as an injunction. In the absence of that, I think Parliament is ...

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Prof. Asare slams AG over ‘retrogressive’ Law School admission L.I.

Professor Kwaku Asare

A private legal practitioner, Professor Kwaku Asare, has criticized the Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, for directing that the controversial Legal Profession Regulations be withdrawn and re-laid in Parliament. Professor Kwaku Asare is the Ghanaian US-based lawyer whose suit got the Supreme Court to cancel the use of examinations and interviews as requirements for law school admissions. It is based on ...

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$6m NCA scandal: AG, defence lawyers argue over hearing days

Gloria Akuffo, Attorney General

The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, and defence lawyers in the trial of some former government appointees for their roles in a supposed $6 million fraudulent deal between the National Communication Authority (NCA) and Infraloks Development Limited (IDL), argued in court today [Tuesday], about the number of days the case should be heard in a week. While the AG’s office was ...

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CJ proposes use of Common Fund to build, refurbish courts

Ghana’s Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, is proposing the use of portions of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF), for the establishment and refurbishment of dilapidated court structures to ensure the delivery of quality justice in the country. Her Lordship, who made the suggestion today, [Tuesday] in the Upper East Region during a three-day working visit, explained that, the unfavorable ...

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Special Prosecutor will make corruption unattractive – AG

The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, has told Parliament that the proposed Office of the Special Prosecutor will vigorously pursue the recovery of state funds in a bid to make corruption unattractive. Gloria Akufo added that, in order for this to be realized, the Office needed to be made independent of all interference from political actors and the Attorney General’s department. ...

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Delta Force 13 sentence will breed lawlessness – Amaliba

A member of the legal team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abraham Amaliba, has expressed shock at the sentence slapped on 13 members of pro-New Patriotic Party vigilante group, Delta Force by the Asokwa District Court in Kumasi. According to him, the GH¢1,800 fine slapped on each of the suspects was not deterrent enough, and would rather breed political lawlessness in ...

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Cote D’lvoire, Ghana accept ITLOS judgement on maritime dispute

Agents who represented Ghana and Cote D’lvoire in the maritime boundary dispute case, Gloria Akuffo and Adama Toungara, say they accept the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea’s (ITLOS)  judgement on the case. This was contained in a joint statement released hours after the Chamber’s judgement. The long standing maritime dispute between Ghana and ...

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J.B Danquah’s ‘killers’ will be re-arrested – Gloria Akuffo

Investigations into the case involving the two suspects arrested in connection with the murder of  the former Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, J.B Danquah, will be re-opened. This was revealed by the Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, in an interview with Citi News. The two, Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bosso, were discharged  today [Tuesday], after the State Attorney, Sefakor Batse, ...

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Justice Sophia Akuffo likely to become new Chief Justice

Supreme Court judge, Justice Sophia Akuffo is likely to become the new Chief Justice of Ghana.   Sources close to the presidency indicate that the Justice, who has been at the Supreme Court for more than twenty years, may replace Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood, who retires in June. She trained as a lawyer under President Nana Akufo-Addo in the ...

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