A judge at Ghana’s apex court, Justice Samuel Kofi Marful-Sau, has kicked the bucket today, Tuesday, 10th August, 2021.
The erudite legal practitioner, who was part of the bench that heard the 2021 Supreme Court election petition was confirmed dead, following what is suspected to have been a brief tussle with the COVID-19 pandemic.
News of Justice Marful-Sau’s demise has since thrown many Ghanaians into a state of shock and grieve owing to the latter’s deep appreciation of legal matters, in addition to his years of dedicated service at the bench.
Prior to his untimely demise, Justice Marful-Saw played many pivotal roles in the evolution of Ghana’s legal regime; having served in many capacities, including a judge at the nation’s Appeal’s Court.
He was then appointed as a Supreme Court Judge in 2018 by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in addition to some three other justices in that regard.
Below is a brief profile of the late judge
Marful-Sau was born in Assin Adubiase in the Central Region. After qualifying as a Barister-at-law 1984 he worked at the office of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) and entered private legal practice prior to being called to the High Court bench in June 2002.
He subsequently became an Appeal Court judge in 2006 and in 2018 he was appointed justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana.
He was nominated in 2018 by the president Akufo-Addo in consultation with the Council of State and the advice of the Judicial Council.
Click link to read more about the late judge: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Marful-Sau