Akufo-Addo pays final tribute to the late Judge Marful-Sau


play the videoPresident Akufo-Addo paying his final respects to the state funeral of the late Judge Marful-Sau

• Judge Samuel Kofi Marful-Sau is buried today

• The funeral service takes place at the State House

• President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is present to pay him a final tribute

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo paid a final tribute to the late Supreme Court Judge Judge Samuel Kofi Marful-Sau.

Dressed in an all-black suit, the president, escorted by his security protocol, walked past the mortal remains of the late Supreme Court judge to pay him a final tribute.

The President is one of the other dignitaries present at the official funeral of the late Judge Marful-Sau which is being held today, Friday, October 8.

The late judge is believed to have died after contracting COVID-19 and his disappearance was announced on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, after his death at Ga East Municipal Hospital in Kwabenya.

The funeral service is held at the State House in Accra, after which he will be buried in the Burma Camp Military Cemetery.

Before his disappearance, Judge Samuel Kofi Marful-Sau was an active judge of the Supreme Court of Ghana.


Marful-Sau was born in Assin Adubiase in the Central region. After graduating as a lawyer in 1984, he worked in the office of the Provisional National Defense Council and entered private legal practice before being called to the High Court bench in June 2002.

He then became a judge of the Court of Appeal in 2006 and in 2018 he was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Ghana.

He was appointed in 2018 by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in consultation with the State Council and the opinion of the Judicial Council.

Marful-Sau was born on February 3, 1956 in Assin Adubiase in the South Assin District of the Central Region.

He began his formal education at Assin Adubiase Methodist Primary School from 1963 to 1965. He continued his elementary education at Sempe ‘1’ Primary and Middle School in Accra from 1965 to 1969, he then moved on to enrolled in Middle ‘A’ Urban Council School in Mankessim where he studied from 1969 to 1972.

His high school education started at Assin Manso High School, Assin Manso, he then moved to Feden High School where he studied from September 1973 to June 1974. He then enrolled at Breman Asikuma High School in September 1974.

There he received his Ordinary Level Certificate (‘O’-Level) in June 1977. He attended Navrongo Secondary School in September 1977 and obtained his Advanced Level Certificate (‘ A’-Level) there. in June 1979.

He entered the University of Ghana in August 1979 and obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree in July 1982. He continued his studies at the Ghana School of Law where he obtained his legal title in 1984.

In September 2008, he entered the University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, to pursue a Masters (LL.M) in Petroleum Law and Policy. He graduated in October 2009.

Marful-Sau was admitted to practice in Ghana as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1984. He began his career as a member of the National Service as a Legal Assistant in the Castle Information Bureau of the Provisional Defense Council. national. (PNDC) and briefly as prosecutor at the special prosecutor’s office from August 1984 to July 1986.

During the period of his national service, he was selected to take a six-month course in intelligence studies at the Academy of Security and Intelligence in Moscow, Russia. In July 1986, he was attached to the PNDC office, he remained there until September 1987.

A month later, Marful-Sau joined Vidal. L. Buckle and Company as a private lawyer. While in private practice, his areas of expertise included: nationality, immigration law, corporate law, commercial law and insurance law. He remained in private legal practice until June 2002, when he was called to the bench as a judge of the High Court.

While practicing in the private sector, Marful-Sau was a member of the Law Reform Commission from August 1998 to October 2005 and a member of the Ghana Frequency Regulatory Control Board from 1993 to 1998. He has rose through the ranks as a high court judge. to a judge of the court of appeal, sitting in that capacity from November 2006 to 2018, when he was appointed judge of the Supreme Court of Ghana.

Marful-Sau was appointed along with three other judges (Judge Agnes Dordzie, Justice Professor Nii Ashie Kotey and Judge Nene Amegatcher) by the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo in 2018.

After the names of the appointed judges were sent to parliament, some claimed that her appointment and the appointment of Judge Agnes Dordzie were rewards and not justified as their promotions took place after they (Judge Samuel Marful-Sau and Judge Agnes Dordzie) recommended that the President of the Electoral Commission, Ms. Charlotte Osei be removed from her post.

The government, however, rejected the allegations, saying the appointments were made in consultation with the Council of State and on the basis of the advice of the Judicial Council.


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