Chief Justice petitioned to strike off Maxwell Opoku-Agyemang and two others

Chief Justice, Kwesi Anin-Yeboah
Chief Justice, Kwesi Anin-Yeboah

The Chief Justice, Justice Kwesi Anim-Yeboah has been petitioned to direct for the removal of the names of three person’s from the revered roll of lawyers.

The petitioner, Korsi Senyo indicated that, the three lawyers have been found guilty of illegally admitting ten (10) unqualified students into the Ghana School of Law for the 2021/2022 Academic Year.

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Korsi Senyo further described the conduct of the three lawyers as acts that bothers not only on illegality but also immorality, fraud and dishonesty.

The three, Mr. Maxwell Opoku-Agyemang (Former Ag. Director, Ghana School of Law), Mrs. Juliet Adu Adjei (Registrar, Ghana School of Law) and Ms. Marrian Atta-Boahene (Deputy Registrar, Ghana School of Law) are said to have been found guilty of the offense by the General Legal Council.

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The petitioner further backed his stands with the Section 16A of Act 32, which states; “The General Legal Council may direct the Judiciary Secretary to strike off the Roll of Lawyers without the holding of a disciplinary enquiry, the name of any lawyer who has been convicted of an offense involving dishonesty or moral turpitude and the Judiciary Secretary shall comply with any such directive”.

The petitioner also added that, he is no doubt that the highly respected Chief Justice who is determined to raise standards of conduct in the legal profession and a firm sticker to the rules, will act on his humble petition with dispatch to safeguard the integrity and reputation of the legal profession.

Attached is the full petition.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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