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General News of Thursday, 12 August 2021

Source: GNA

AG commiserates with the family of Justice Marful-Sau

The late Justice  Samuel Kofi Marful-Sau The late Justice Samuel Kofi Marful-Sau

Mr. Godfred Dame, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice has eulogised the late Justice Samuel Kofi Marful-Sau describing him as an excellent Common Law judge with immense intellectual strength.

According to him, Justice Marful-Sau possessed boldness of character, the bravery of spirit, integrity, and intellectual strength that was almost limitless.

Mr. Dame made the observation when he visited the residence of the late Supreme Court Judge to commiserate with the family over their loss and to sign a book of condolence in memory of the departed judge.

Justice Marful-Sau, the 64-year-old Supreme Court Judge is believed to have passed on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at the Ga East Hospital.

Mr. Dame also described the late Justice Marful-Sau as a good law teacher who taught Civil Procedure at the Ghana School of Law for 10 years.

According to Mr. Dame, what strikes him more about Justice Marful-Sau was his integrity, incorruptibility, and was never scandalized anywhere, adding that posterity and the law practice would be kind to him.

He said Justice Marful-Sau would be remembered for his solid judgments, fairness, and wisdom citing the Republic vs Gregory Afoko as well as Exton Cubic matter.

Ms. Diana Asonaba Dapaah, Deputy Attorney-General in her comment stated that Justice Marful-Sau’s invaluable attribute of godliness, integrity, knowledge, and humility is what Ghana has lost, saying it is something that is rare in many human beings.

He said the late Supreme Court Judge has contributed immensely to the jurisprudence of Ghana and that his demise has made Ghana poorer for it.

Ms. Dapaah also stated that Justice Marful-Sau would be remembered as a person who did not shy away from his faith and from his life it is evident that this faith is bordered on certain principles and virtues that are needed in the justice system like fairness, justice, and humility.

Justice Marful-Sau was one of the seven justices of the Supreme Court who heard the 2020 election petition filed by former President John Daramani Mahama challenging the validity of the election of President Akufo-Addo. He was the fifth most senior judge of the 16-member Supreme Court.

He was nominated to the Supreme Court together with three other judges, Justices Agnes Dodzie, Professor Nii Ashie Kotey, and Nene Amegatcher by President Akufo-Addo in 2018.

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