Accra, Ghana – One of Ghana's most esteemed legal practitioners, Akoto Ampaw, has passed away at the age of 73. The legal luminary was pronounced dead today, October 20, 2023, at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC). The circumstances surrounding his passing remain undisclosed.
Mr Ampaw was renowned for his role as the lead lawyer representing President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during the 2020 election petition, which left an indelible mark in Ghana's legal history.
He was not only an outstanding lawyer but also a prominent civil rights activist and a dedicated anti-corruption campaigner. His contributions to championing human rights campaigns and promoting fair justice were highly regarded.
Tributes for Akoto Ampaw
Following the news of his passing, social media platforms have been inundated with heartfelt tributes from Ghanaians, including fellow legal practitioners, eulogizing Akoto Ampaw's remarkable contributions to the nation.
Reverently known as ‘Che Che' since his university days at the University of Ghana, Mr Ampaw was also part of the New Patriotic Party's legal team during the Electoral Petition of 2013, where his legal expertise and dedication shone through.
He was a partner in the law firm of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, known as Akufo-Addo, Prempeh & Co. His work spanned a wide range of legal fields, including Commercial Law, Company Law, Industrial Law, and Litigation.
Akoto Ampaw was a proud alumnus of the University of Ghana, graduating with an LL.B. in 1973, and he earned a B.L. from the Ghana School of Law in 1993.