General News of Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Lawyer for Nana Akufo-Addo, Frank Davis has indicated that the loss of his client’s law certificate does not, in any way, affect his status as a Lawyer.
The Enquirer newspaper on Tuesday reported that documents submitted to the court on behalf of Nana Akufo-Addo in his response to a writ challenging his qualification as a lawyer, indicated that the former Attorney General’s law certificate was missing.
However, speaking on Eyewitness News on Tuesday, Frank Davis dismissed the reports saying: “so in this world, nobody can lose anything? If you lose your passport…does that mean that you never owned any passport? I can’t understand what all this is about.”
Mr. Davis further questioned: “So nobody can lose anything of yours in this world? So if the man has lost or his certificate is missing and he has written to the General Legal Council and the General Legal Council has confirmed that indeed he was enrolled and called to the Ghana Bar at a meeting of the General Legal Council on Tuesday, 8th July, 1975, what again is being done about it that his certificate is missing?”
The credibility of Mr. Akufo-Addo as a Lawyer has been questioned by former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Francis Kpegah, who has since challenged him with a suit in court.