BAR Withdraws Complaints Against Gabby, Tsikata
Lawyers for former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute, Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, have dismissed media reports he and Tsatsu Tsikata will appear before the General Legal Council for comments they made during the election petition case last year.
The Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council is said to have summoned Mr Otchere Darko and Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata over their criticisms of some Supreme Court Justices who presided over the election petition.
In November last year, the Ghana Bar Association wrote a letter to the General Legal Council expressing their displeasure at the comments allegedly made by the two lawyers.
But lawyer for Gabby Otchere Darko, Kwame Akuffo, told Joy News the matter appears to have been closed.
According to him, the letter has been withdrawn.
“I have this afternoon been informed by Justin Amenuvor, a senior member of the BAR that the BAR intends to withdraw and has indeed gone ahead to withdraw the letter to the General Legal Council and therefore they are no longer interested in prosecuting the complaints,” he confirmed.
He said no reasons were given for the withdrawal, except to report the legal council as saying that they have taken a “serious view” of the comments made by Gabby and Tsikata.
“For us we were at a loss as to what a serious view means because the Bar Council had not spoken of any charges against Gabby,” he said.
With the BAR withdrawing the case, “the complaint has rather become moot,” Akuffo noted.