Disbarred as Chief State Attorney for taking a GH¢400,000 bribe from Woyome

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The General Legal Council (GLC) has prohibited Samuel Nerquaye-Tetteh, a Chief State Attorney at the Office of the Attorney-General, from the legal profession due to his participation in a financial transaction with businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome in 2011.

 

Disbarred as Chief State Attorney for taking a GH¢400,000 bribe from Woyome
Disbarred as Chief State Attorney for taking a GH¢400,000 bribe from Woyome


He can no longer practice law in Ghana as a result of this action. reports graphic.com.gh.

Nerquaye-Tetteh was found guilty of professional misconduct under Rule 2(2) of the Legal Profession (Professional Conduct and Etiquette) Rules, 1969 (L.I. 613), by the Disciplinary Committee of the GLC, the regulating body that oversees the legal profession.

In 2011, while defending the state against a lawsuit by Woyome, Nerquaye-Tetteh arranged for the direct transfer of GH¢400,000 from Woyome to his wife’s bank account, according to a notification dated January 31, 2024, given by the GLC.

According to the GLC, Nerquaye-Tetteh was unable to offer a plausible justification for this transfer.

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The GLC went on to say that Nerquaye-Tetteh’s conduct had damaged “the high standing and dignity of the legal profession.”

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