28.07.2006 Press Release

GBA Commends Effah Dartey

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The President of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), Mr Kwame Tetteh has commended the MP for Berekum, Hon. Nkrabea Effah Dartey for agreeing to cease to represent his client in the narcotic case currently being heard in court.

Comments made by Effah Dartey to defend the alleged drug barons sharply divided legal analysts about the merit or otherwise, the MPs statement.

This caught the attention of Mr Tetteh, who heavily disagreed with Mr Effah Dartey and consequently indicated to refer the statement to the Ghana Bar Association Council.

Mr Kwame Tetteh in an interview with CITI NEWS said that the Ghana Bar Association would no longer pursue the issue further, since Mr Effah Dartey has agreed to quit his representation of the alleged drug barons after the Attorney General had held a closed door meeting with the MP. Mr Tetteh recalled that the GBA questioned the legitimacy of Effah Dartey's statement as conflict of interest, as Effah Dartey doubled as the Board Chairman of the Narcotics Control Board and a legal practitioner.

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