One of the scariest experiences you can ever have is when you have a case in court. Trust me, no matter how innocent or guilty you are, a good lawyer is all you need to say goodbye to the scary face of Nsawam Prison.
In Ghana, we have quite a number of brilliant and outstanding lawyers who know the law from A to Z. These are men and women of power who stand in for powerful individuals and even presidents in times of great judgment and uncertainty. Here are the names of such lawyers and the power they have.
1. Gloria Akufo
She is the attorney general of Ghana - a powerful position which places her as the lawyer of government. Gloria Akufo is also remembered for her role in the 2012 election petition which has been described as the determinant of Ghana's peace after the fiercely contested election.
2. Ayikoi Otoo
The lawyer remains one of the highly skilled brains in Ghana's legal system. Currently appointed the ambassador for Canada, Ayikoi Otoo is best remembered for saving the former general secretary of the NPP, Owusu-Afriyie, also known as Sir John from the anger of Judges after he was summoned over abrasive comments against them. Aykoi Otoo used his professional experience, diplomacy, tact, humour to prevent Sir John from being jailed.
3. Tsatsu Tsikata
Everyone knows this name. He is one of the greatest lawyers Ghana ever had. This was a fine brain who used intelligence, knowledge of the law and oratory to defend cases of national interest.
His display of intelligence and deep knowledge of the law saw him battle with the state over some allegations of financial malfeasance at the GNPC - a prolonged legal matter which finally got him jailed and later freed under the presidential pardon.
4. Samuel Cudjoe
It takes much confidence and experience to be the lawyer of a client who has been slapped with allegations of corruption and whose name is all over the news for living a lavish lifestyle. In fact. Samuel Cudjoe is the lawyer we are talking about.
He currently is the lead counsel of the former CEO of Cocobod, Dr. Stephen Opuni. Although the attorney general has hinted the embattled Cocobod CEO could face up to 25 years in jail, Samuel's main job is to ensure that his client never sees the face of jail.
5. Tony Lithur
Tony Lithur is the lawyer to the former president of the republic, John Dramani Mahama. This is the man who makes sure that all allegations against the former president are torn down and that the former president is as clean as a white cloth.
Tony Lithur was also part of the team of lawyers who secured victory for Mahama during the landmark election petition.
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