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Supreme Court Justice Jones Victory Dotse retires

Supreme Court Justice Jones Victory Dotse retires

By: Barbara Kumah

A Valedictory ceremony has taken place in Accra for the Acting Chief Justice, Justice Jones Victor Dotse as he bids farewell to the bench.

He retired after serving 15 years at the Supreme Court. Justice Dotse said he would continue to be active and contribute to the promotion of Justice in Ghana.

It was an emotional moment when members of the legal fraternity converged on the Supreme Court to honor the man described as a “Judge with a big heart”.

The Acting Chief Justice, Justice Victor Jones Dotse who turns 70 on June 8, attended Accra Academy for his secondary education.

He studied law at the University of Ghana, Legon, graduating in June 1976, and was called to the Bar in November 1978.

Justice Dotse worked as a State Attorney with the Attorney-General’s Department from 1979 to 1981. He served as the President of the Volta Region Bar of the Ghana Bar Association. He became a high court judge in September 2003.

Justice Dotse was sworn in as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Gambia in February 2008 and in June of that same year became a Justice of the Supreme court of Ghana.

His legal career spans more than four decades.

Speaker after Speaker congratulated him for his dedicated service.

The Chief Justice Designate, Mrs. Gertrude Torkornoo, described Justice Dotse as a man who applied principles of justice and fairness in his work.

The retiring Acting Chief Justice attributed a successful career to his ‘’passion for doing what is just, fair and right by humanity’’.

Justice Dotse officially retires on Thursday June 8, 2023.

He served on various committees and boards. He was also part of the panel that handled the 2012 and 2020 Presidential Election Petitions. 


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