Justice Kpegah fails to turn up for Akufo-Addo suit

Justice Francis Y. Kpegah

Tue, 23 Apr 2013 Source: XYZ

Former Supreme Court judge, Justice Francis Kpegah, failed to turn up in court on Tuesday for his suit against NPP 2012 presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo.

According to report, the representative of Justice Kpegah appeared at the Accra Fast Track High Court without any document to pursue the matter.

The former Supreme Court judge claims Nana Akufo-Addo is holding himself out as a lawyer, when evidence available to him indicates that the 2012 NPP flagbearer was never called to the Ghana Bar.

In his statement of claim, the retired judge also accused former President John Agyekum Kufuor of complicity when, according to him, Mr Kufuor’s government knew or ought to have known that Nana Akufo-Addo was not on the roll of lawyers, but appointed him as Attorney-General and Minister of Justice who by the provisions of the 1992 constitution must be a lawyer in good standing.

He has accused Nana Akufo-Addo of impersonating one W.A.D Akufo-Addo.

But lawyers of Nana Akufo-Addo are calling on the court to throw the case away since it is only an attempt to denigrate him.

Source: XYZ