I am not authorized – CJ on alleged illegal request for Defeamekpor Law School Admission Report

Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah

South Dayi MP writes to Chief Justice requesting documents on law school admissions inquiry

Establishment of a committee to investigate alleged illegal admissions to Ghana Law School

CJ says he will file an application with the General Legal Council for consideration

Chief Justice Anin Yeboah denied a request from South Dayi MP Rockson-Nelson Defeamekpor, asking for the disclosure of details of an investigation into allegations of illegal admissions to the Ghana School of Law.

According to the chief justice, he has not yet received a directive from the General Legal Council, which he chairs, to publish the findings of the investigation.

“Unfortunately, I am not authorized by the Council to communicate the requested documents relating to the ongoing investigation. The committee formed has not yet reported to the Board on any progress to date, ”the Chief Justice said in a report from Myjoyonline.

The South Dayi MP, in his letter to the Chief Justice, noted that some students who sat for the Ghana Law School Entrance Examination in 2020 and failed were nevertheless admitted.

The MP further said he was aware of a committee to look into the matter and that said committee was chaired by the outgoing president of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), Anthony Forson.

The committee, as part of its work, reportedly interviewed and received responses from the acting principal of the school, the registrar and the deputy registrar.

Rockson Defeamekpor had requested all these documents claiming that the Constitution of Ghana and the Right to Information Act guarantees his right of access to these documents.

He therefore requested that the documents be made available to him within seven days.

In the meantime, the chief justice said he would submit the request to the GLC at its next meeting for consideration.

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