Today in History Sir Kobina Arku Korsah, first Ghanaian Chief Justice

Sir Kobina Arku Korsah, first Ghanaian Chief Justice

-

- Advertisement -

Sir Kobina Arku Korsah (1894-1967) was the first African Chief Justice of Gold Coast (1956) and independent Ghana (1957-1963).

Sir Kobina Arku Korsah (1894-1967) was the first African Chief Justice of Gold Coast (1956) and independent Ghana (1957-1963).

He was the first Ghanaian alongside Nana Sir Ofori-Atta I to be appointed as members of the Governor`s Executive Council.

He was the youngest person ever to be elected as member of the Gold Coast Legislative Council and the first Boys Scout Commissioner in Ghana.

Sir Arku Korsah was the first Grand Master of the District Grand Lodge of Ghana, Scottish Constitution (1953-1963).

He was removed from office by President Nkrumah after he found the defendants in the Kulungugu bombing trial not guilty.

In addition to his judicial work, Sir Arku Korsah was also a founding member of the Ghana Academy for Arts & Sciences.

In August 1962, Sir Kobina Arku Korsah presided over the trial of five defendants. At the end of that trial, three of the accused were found not guilty and this displeased the Nkrumah government. Kwame Nkrumah sacked Sir Arku as Chief Justice in December 1963 unconstitutionally.

Sir Kobina Arku Korsah (1894-1967) was the first African Chief Justice of Gold Coast (1956) and independent Ghana (1957-1963).

Sir Arku Korsah was Born in Saltpond and educated at Mfantsipim School, Fourah Bay College (BA degree in 1915), Durham University and London University (LLB in 1919).

He died in January 25, 1967

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

John Evans Atta Mills was Born today in 1944

Today in History, on July 21, 1944, John Evans Atta Mills was Born. He was a Ghanaian politician and...

Ghana National Grand Mosque, second Largest in West Africa.

Ghana National Grand Mosque, it is the second largest mosque in West Africa. The 15,000 seater-capacity mosque complex has...

Major General Albert Ocran, Last Surviving NLC Member to Die

Major General Albert Ocran born on July 21, 1929 was a soldier and Politician. He was the commander of the...

Nii Kwabena Bonne II- Today in History led a boycott of all European goods

Today in History, exactly 73 years ago, Nii Kwabena Bonne II organized a boycott of all European goods in...

13 January 1972- Ignatius Kutu Acheampong overthrow Kofi Abrefa Busia

Today marks the 49th anniversary of the coup d'etat against the government of Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia when...

Melody Millicent Danquah, first female Ghanaian pilot

Melody Millicent Danquah Melody Millicent Danquah Melody Millicent Danquah, She was Ghana's 1st Female...

Must read

Ghana National Grand Mosque, second Largest in West Africa.

Ghana National Grand Mosque, it is the second largest...

Ghana confirms new cases of Coronavirus

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed five (5)...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

Translate »