Justice William Atuguba retires after 44 years as a judge

Justice William Atuguba retires after 44 years as a judge

- Justice William Atuguba, has retired after 44 years with the Judiciary

- He was appointed as Supreme Court justice on November 30, 1995 during the era of former President JJ Rawlings

Revered Supreme Court judge, Justice William Atuguba, has retired from the Judiciary after serving for more than 40 years.

The veteran judge retired at the beginning of this month, with his retirement taking effect from Sunday July 1, 2018.

Reports suggest a send-off party has already been held in his honour to ensure he goes on a befitting retirement.

Justice William Atuguba retires after 44 years as a judge

Justice William Atuguba. Source: Starr FM

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Justice Atuguba is one the longest-serving justices of the Apex court, with over four decades of experience.

On 3 October, 1974, he was formally enrolled as a magistrate and has not looked back since.

He was appointed as Supreme Court judge on November 30, 1995 by former President JJ Rawlings.

Before his appointment as a Supreme Court Judge, Justice Atuguba worked as a private legal practitioner and served as a prosecutor and state attorney.

In recent times, he usually acted in the stead of erstwhile Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Woode, anytime she was on official duties abroad.

Justice Atuguba is widely remembered for his involvement in the historic adjudication of the 2012 election petition.

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He headed a nine-member panel of judges who ruled in favour of John Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as winners of the 2012 elections after the Electoral Commission’s verdict was challenged by Nana Akufu-Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Meanwhile, president Akufo-Addo has appointed four persons as justices of the apex court.

They are: Justice Samuel K. Marful-Sau, Justice of Appeal; Justice Agnes M. A. Dordzie, Justice of Appeal; Prof. Nil Ashie Kotey, former Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon; and Nene A. 0. Amegatcherr, Private legal practitioner and former President of the Ghana Bar Association.

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