The Ghana Bar and Bench has today, June 30, 2020, in a solemn ceremony marked the 38th anniversary of the murder of three High Court Judges.

The late Mr. Justice Fred Poku Sarkodee, Mrs. Justice Cecilia Afran Koranteng- Addow and Mr. Justice Kwadwo Agyei- Agyepong were abducted and murdered in a gruesome manner on June 30, 1982.

Their bodies were then soaked with petrol and set on fire

Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, led leaders of the legal fraternity in a short wreath-laying ceremony and church service to celebrate these slain public officers as Martyrs of the Rule of Law.

Delivering the Sermon at the memorial service today, Tuesday, the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana, Most Reverend Dr. Paul Boafo called on the Bar to ensure that the Lawyers and Judges pursue the tenets of justice for all, particularly the lowest in the society.

Present at ceremony were family members of the three assassinated justices

Other notable personalities were President Nana Akufo-Addo, Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, Members of the Council of State including Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwah, Lords and Ladies of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and of the High Court, Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo and Deputy Attorney-General, Godfred Dame, Ghana Bar President, Anthony Forson, among others.

The team will then move to the Ridge Church for the second part of the commemoration event.

By: Felicia Gyasiwaah Dadzie / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ / / Ghana / 2020

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