Two Justices Of The Supreme Court Retire

His Lordship Justice Nene Abayaateye Ofoe Amegatcher and His Lordship Justice Professor Emmanuel Nii Ashie Kotey

Two Ghanaian Justices of the Supreme Court, His Lordship Justice Nene Abayaateye Ofoe Amegatcher and His Lordship Justice Professor Emmanuel Nii Ashie Kotey have retired from the Supreme Court of Ghana.

Based on the accomplishment of the required age of 70 years as specified by the 1992 Constitution, the have finally retired. Both Justice Amegatcher and Justice Nii Ashie Kotey were appointed Justices of the Supreme Court on 3rd October, 2018 and each served for five years at the apex court.

At a Last Bow held on the last day of sitting in the Legal Year Term at the Chief Justice’s Court in Accra, the Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo, described the event as “difficult” as the Bench was losing two of its “illustrious and cherished colleagues”.

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Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo, praised the two Adjudicators and offered monstrous thanks to them for their commitment to justice delivery locally and worldwide.

“These were men who spent their time diligently perusing the law, diligently perusing the procedural rules of court, diligently perusing the settled practices of the court, not only in Ghana but across the common law jurisdictions of the globe and ensuring that Ghana’s legal regimes stay pure for succeeding generations.

We can only say thank you to them for the purity of heart, purity of work and purity of exertion they have shown in all the branches”, she said.

In the interest of his associates, the most senior Adjudicator of the High Court, His Lordship Justice Paul Baffoe-Bonnie, extoled Justice Amegatcher for the impact he made in the moderately brief period on the Bench.

“My Lord Justice Amegatcher, at your swearing-in to the Supreme Court Bench on the 3rd of October, 2018, you pledged to the President of the Republic and to the people of Ghana that you will work very hard to the best of your ability, to validate the trust reposed in you, and to do justice to all manner of persons, without fear or favour, affection or ill will.

We, members of this apex court, who have sat with you for these five years, can attest that you have been true to that pledge. You have brought to this court not only your abundant wisdom and fairness, but also your passion for the truth, your enormous capacity to listen, your uncommon good sense, your grace, humour and your courage.

My Lord, in a relatively short time of five years, you have made this a better court and you have made all of your colleagues better justices” he said.

The highlight of the brief ceremony was the Final Bow from colleagues of the Supreme Court Bench to the two retired Justices to the resounding applause of the audience.

The event was attended by family and friends of the two Judges and some Directors and Staff of the Judicial Service.

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