Both Justice Amegatcher and Justice Nii Ashie Kotey were appointed Justices of the Supreme Court on
3rd October, 2018 and each served for five years at the apex court.
At a Final Bow held on the last day of sitting in the Legal Year Term at the Chief Justice’s Court in Accra,
the Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo, described the event as “difficult” as
the Bench was losing two of its “illustrious and cherished colleagues”.
She eulogized both Judges and expressed immense gratitude to them for their contribution to justice delivery locally
“These were men who spent their time diligently perusing the law, diligently perusing the procedural rules of court,
diligently perusing the settled practices of the court, not only in Ghana but across the common law jurisdictions of the
globe and ensuring that Ghana’s legal regimes stay pure for succeeding generations.
We can only say thank you to them for the purity of heart, purity of work and purity of exertion they have shown in
all the branches”, she said.
On behalf of his colleagues, the most senior Judge of the Supreme Court, His Lordship Justice Paul Baffoe-Bonnie,
extoled Justice Amegatcher
for the impact he made within the relatively short period on the Bench.
His Lordship Justice Paul Baffoe-Bonnie (JSC) giving his remarks
“My Lord Justice Amegatcher, at your swearing-in to the Supreme Court Bench on the 3rd of October, 2018, you pledged
to the President of the Republic and to the people of Ghana that you will work very hard to the best of your ability, to
validate the trust reposed in you, and to do justice to all manner of persons, without fear or favour, affection or ill will.
Aerial view of the Courtroom
We, members of this apex court, who have sat with you for these five years, can attest that you have been true to that pledge.
You have brought to this court not only your abundant wisdom and fairness, but also your passion for the truth, your enormous
capacity to listen, your uncommon good sense, your grace, humour and your courage.
My Lord, in a relatively short time of five years, you have made this a better court and you have made all of your colleagues
better justices” he said.
as “a man of calm demeanor, sharp intellect, dedication to duty and disarming candour.” She also described him as a “man who is
independent-minded and unafraid to express a view however unpopular and praised him for “carving a niche for himself and a path for
many others to follow”.
Justices to the resounding applause of the audience.
(right) in a group picture with family and friends
The event was witnessed by family and friends of the two Judges and some Directors and Staff of the Judicial Service.