[ 2012-09-18 ]
GBA worry over attacks on judges and the judiciary
President of the Ghana Bar Association, Frank
Beecham has expressed concern about the attacks on
judges and the judiciary.
Mr. Beecham described the attacks as scurrilous,
unwarranted, mischievous and uninformed.
According to him, lawyers are not an appendage of
any political party and therefore would do
anything to fight such attitudes.
He told Joy News he had drawn the attention of the
Attorney General about various attacks on the
He said sometimes people made comments over cases
they know nothing about or have little idea about,
citing the trial of the suspects in the murder of
the Overlord of Dagbon, Ya-Na Yakubu Andani II.
“Take the Ya-Na case which Justice Ayirebi tried,
on the basis of the evidence before him he could
not convict. They haven’t understood why he did
that work and went to court to blast him,
threatening his life,” he stated.
He assured the Chief Justice and Deputy Attorney
General that lawyers would play their role to
ensure recourse to delay tactics in handling cases
relating to election disputes are resolved as
Source - MyjoyOnline
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