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01.10.2008 General News

GBA states position on Osah Mills' resignation

By GNA
GBA states position on Osah Mills' resignation


The General Council of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has stated that it demanded the resignation of Mr Nii Osah Mills as President of the association for causing embarrassment to the legal profession.

It says it is of the view that a statement allegedly made by Mr Osah Mills on Joy FM, an Accra radio station, concerning Tsatsu Tsikata's case has brought the Bar and the administration of justice into disrepute and further caused embarrassment to the legal profession.

In a statement signed by Mr Peter R. Zwennes, General Secretary and issued at the ongoing annual general meeting of the association in Kumasi, the Council said it deliberated upon and discussed the purported pronouncement at a pre-conference meeting with Mr Osah Mills who admitted having granted the interview to the radio station.

The Bar Council said during the discussions it became clear that Mr Osah Mills was aware that there was a pending appeal in the Tsatsu Tsikata's case while the Council had not at anytime discussed the issue.

In view of this the Council said the pronouncements “made by Nii Osah Mills, has brought the Bar and the administration of justice into disrepute and further caused embarrassment to the legal profession”.

It said Mr Osah Mills accepted the Council's demand and resigned with effect from September this year.

Mr Osah Mills stated on Joy FM that the GBA considered the trial and sentence Tsatsu Tsikata as politically motivated.

He announced his resignation on the eve of the annual general meeting of the association in Kumasi on September 28.

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