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Benjamin Teiko Aryeetey

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Benjamin Teiko Aryeetey was a Ghanaian judge and academic. He was Supreme Court Judge who served for 40 years on the bench. He was also a lecturer at the Ghana School of Law.

He was born on 14 June 1941 in Ghana. From 1956 to 1960, he obtained a first division Certificate in the West African School Certificate Examination from the Mfantsipim School and obtained a Teacher's Certificate 'A' from there Winneba Training College in 1960. He also had a General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Level) from the Achimota School in 1965 and graduated from the University of Ghana with a post-graduate in Law in 1968.

Benjamin Teiko Aryeetey worked as a District Magistrate Grade II in and 1989, was appointed Justice of the High Court. A year later, he served as a Judge Advocate for the Ghana Armed Forces.

In April 1999, he was promoted to a Justice of the Court of Appeal and he served till 2009 when he was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court. He participated in a number of conferences and workshops, some of which include; African Programme on American Legal Institution and Jurisprudence in the United States, Operation Cross Roads, and Commonwealth Magistrates, and the Judges Association Workshop in The Gambia. He was also a member of the Judges and Magistrates Association, served as Chairman of the Maranatha University College Board, and chaired various boards and associations

Benjamin Teiko Aryeetey worked in field academia and was a lecturer of the Career Magistrates Programme teaching Judicial Ethics and an examiner for the final year Practical Advocacy course at the Ghana School of Law.

Aryeetey was nominated by the then president of Ghana, John Evans Atta Mills in 2009. He was subsequently vetted on Monday 12 October 2009 and approved by parliament on 31 October 2009. He was sworn into office by the then president on 2 November 2009.