GBA Honours Yidana

The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has honoured the late Chief Superintendent Jacob J. Yidana, an officer of the Ghana Police Service.

The recognition of the late police officer followed his remarkable professional delivery in getting to the root of the murder of the three High Court judges namely Justices Fred Poku Sarkodee, Cecilia Afran Koranteng-Addow and Kwadwo Agyei Agyepong as well as a retired Army Officer, Major Sam Acquah in June 30, 1982.

They were abducted in the night when a curfew was imposed on the entire nation by the PNDC Administration.

Their bodies were found on July 1, 1982, in a state of decomposition at the Bundase Military Range in the Accra Plains.

The SIB submitted its report and was published along with a Government White Paper.

The SIB made a number of findings, leading to the prosecution of Joachim Amartey Kwei, a member of the PNDC; L/Cpls Samuel Amedeka, Samuel Michael Senyah, Johnny Dzandu and Tekpor.

However, at the 33rd anniversary celebration of ‘the martyrs of the rule of law’ on Tuesday, the GBA posthumously honoured the late cop with a citation and an unspecified amount of money was given to the family. His bust will be erected in Accra.

The GBA also awarded the late Yidana’s last child who is currently studying at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with a full scholarship package.

By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson
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