GBA, Judiciary to commemorate 40th Martyrs' Day
Last year, the event saw in attendance, the president; H.E Nana Akufo-Addo, and the Vice president of the Republic of Ghana; Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, Chief Justice, His Lordship Anin Yeboah.
The Ghana Bar Association(GBA) and the Judiciary of Ghana will on Thursday, June 30 hold a remembrance service in honour of the three murdered Honourable Justices of the High Court of Ghana namely; Mr Justice Fred Poku Sarkodie, Mrs Justice Cecilia Koranteng- Addow and Justice K.A. Agyepong dubbed: MARTYRS’ DAY.
This year’s service, which is the 40th, will be held at the Christ the King Catholic Church, Accra at exactly 9:30 in the morning with the Director of the Father Campbell Foundation; Very Rev FR. A. Campbell SVD billed as the Guest Preacher.
All members of the Bar are entreated to wear Dark suits with bibs(No wig, no gown).
For the 40th time now, Martyrs' Day has been held each year in remembrance of the three judges who together with a retired military officer, Major Sam Acquah, were abducted and murdered at the Bundase Military range which is about 50 kilometres east of Accra on June 30, 1982, within curfew hours.
Last year, the event saw in attendance, the president; H.E Nana Akufo-Addo and the Vice president of the Republic of Ghana; Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, Chief Justice, His Lordship Anin Yeboah; Attorney General, Godfred Dame and the then GBA president, Anthony Forson Jnr.
Also, several Justices of the Supreme Court including Jones Dotse, Paul Baffoe Bonnie, Samuel Marful-Sau(LATE), Nene Amegatcher, Mariama Owusu, H.Mensa-Bonsu and Kulendi JJSC were in attendance as well as other Justices from the Court of Appeal and High Court.
Biographies of the Martyrs were read by High Court Justices; Justice Jerome Noble Nkrumah, Mrs Justice Jennifer Abena Dadzie and Justice Frank Aboadwe Rockson.
In his speech, the then president of the Ghana Bar Association, Mr Anthony Forson extolled the murdered judges for the manner in which they dispensed justice without fear, favour or ill-will and called for such values to continually be the hallmark of the Judiciary.