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24.02.2009 General News

Group calls for the arrest of fake lawyer

Group calls for the arrest of fake lawyer

The Brong Ahafo Regional branch of Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has called for the arrest of the Reverend Nana Adjei Ntow, an independent parliamentary candidate for Sunyani East in the 2004 elections, for allegedly posing as a lawyer and solicitor in courts in the region.

Mr. Adu Bosompem, regional secretary of the GBA, told the Ghana News Agency that the Association had obtained a copy of a motion filed by Rev Ntow, who signed as solicitor on behalf of an accused person, asking for a review of a bail condition for the client at a circuit court in Fiapre, near Sunyani.

He said the Association heard about Rev Ntow's illegal activities after the court, presided over by Mr Benjamin Osei, wrote to enquire from members if Rev Ntow was a member.

Mr Bosompem said from their records, Rev Ntow was not a member. “He never attended any of our meetings, nor seen in a lawyer's robe in court.”

He said the conduct of Rev Ntow “is improper, unacceptable and against the ethics of the Association and that he must be arrested and put before court.”

The regional crime officer, Mr. Charles Bonambay, confirmed the story and said the police were investigating the case.

He said some of the witnesses in the case were prisoners who claimed Rev Ntow had taken monies from them as their counsel.