Supreme Court judge Samuel Kofi Marful-Sau is dies at 65
Samuel Marful-Sau, a Supreme Court Justice, has died, according to reports.
The Supreme Court Justice is alleged to have died after getting the deadly coronavirus, according to a Facebook post by the convenor of the #FixTheCountry demo, Barker H. Vogues, which was spotted by GhanaWeb.
“, he explained “Justice Marful Sau of the Supreme Court has regrettably gone away! COVID-19 was considered to be the culprit.”
Samuel Kofi Marful-Sau was a Ghanaian judge who served on the Supreme Court of Ghana as an active justice.
Marful-Sau was born in the Central Region’s Assin Adubiase. He worked at the Provisional National Defence Council’s office after qualifying as a barrister-at-law in 1984 and then went into private legal practice before being appointed to the High Court bench in June 2002.
In 2006, he was appointed to the Appeal Court, and in 2018, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ghana.
President Nana Akufo-Addo nominated him in 2018 after consulting with the Council of State and seeking the recommendation of the Judicial Council.
Marful-Sau was born on February 3, 1956, in Assin Adubiase, in the Central Region’s Assin South District.
From 1963 to 1965, he attended Methodist Primary School in Assin Adubiase for his official education. From 1965 to 1969, he continued his primary education at Sempe ‘1’ Primary and Middle School in Accra, and from 1969 to 1972, he attended the Urban Council Middle ‘A’ School in Mankessim.
His secondary school education began at Assin Manso Secondary School in Assin Manso, and he then transferred to Feden High School in September 1973 and studied there until June 1974. In September 1974, he entered at Breman Asikuma Secondary School.
In June 1977, he obtained his Ordinary Level (‘O’-Level) certificate. In September 1977, he enrolled in Navrongo Secondary School, where he received his Advanced Level (‘A’-Level) certificate in June 1979.
In August 1979, he enrolled at the University of Ghana and finished with a bachelor’s degree in law in July 1982. He pursued his education at the Ghana School of Law, earning his Barister-at-Law in 1984.
He enrolled at the University of Dundee in Dundee, Scotland, in September 2008 to pursue a Masters’ degree (LL.M) in Petroleum Law and Policy. He received his diploma in October of 2009.
In 1984, Marful-Sau was admitted to the Ghanaian Bar as a Barrister-at-Law and Solicitor. He began his career as a national service member, serving as a Legal Assistant at the Provisional National Defence Council’s (PNDC) Castle Information Bureau and briefly as a prosecutor in the Special Public Prosecutor’s office from August 1984 to July 1986.
During his national service, he was chosen to attend a six-month Intelligence Studies course at the Security and Intelligence Academy.
During his national service, he was chosen to attend the Security and Intelligence Academy in Moscow, Russia, for a six-month training in intelligence studies. He was assigned to the PNDC office in July 1986 and remained there until September 1987.
Marful-Sau joined Vidal. L. Buckle and Company as a private legal practitioner a month later. Nationality, Immigration, Corporate, Commercial, and Insurance Law were among his areas of specialization while in private practice. He stayed in private practice until June 2002, when he was appointed to the High Court as a judge.
There were claims that his appointment and that of Justice Agnes Dordzie were rewards and not justified after they (Justice Samuel Marful-Sau and Justice Agnes Dordzie) recommended that the Electoral Commission Chair, Mrs. Charlotte Osei, be removed from office after the names of the nominated judges were sent to parliament.
The government, on the other hand, disputed these charges, noting that the nominations were made in cooperation with the Council of State and based on the Judicial Council’s advice.
While in private practice, Marful-Sau served on the Ghana Frequency Regulation Control Board from 1993 to 1998 and the Law Reform Commission from August 1998 to October 2005.
President Nana Akufo-Addo nominated Marful-Sau and three other justices in 2018. (Justice Agnes Dordzie, Justice Professor Nii Ashie Kotey, and Justice Nene Amegatcher).