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V.C.R.A.C. Crabbe has died

Renowned legal luminary, Vincent Cyril Richard Arthur Charles Crabbe, popularly known as V.C.R.A.C. Crabbe is reported dead.

The former Supreme Court judge died Friday morning after a short illness.

He was 95.

V.C.R.A.C. Crabbe was Special Commissioner to the 1968 Constitutional Commission; Legislative Draftsmen to the 1969 Constituent Assembly which drafted the 1969 Constitution of Ghana. He was the Chairman of the 1979 Constituent Assembly and drafted the 1979 Constitution of Ghana.

He worked with the Constitutional Review Commission of Kenya and was Leader of the group of Draftspersons who drafted the Kenya Constitution. He did work the Zambian Constititional Commission for the drafting of the Zambian Constitution as well with the Fiajoe Review Commission for the review of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.

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He was a Professor of Law at the University of West Indies and was recently engaged as a Professor of Law at Mountcrest University College in Accra, Ghana.

Justice Crabbe was born on October 29, 1923 at Ussher town in Accra and had his early education at the Government Junior and Senior Boys Schools in Accra.

He attended Accra Academy for his Cambridge Junior and Senior School certificates and went to London to study Economics at the City of London College Moorgate from 1950 to 1952.

Watch this interview he had with TV3’s Hot Issue in 2014.

Source: 3news.com

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