GHANA. JUDGES ENDORSE DEATH PENALTY
May 27, 2008: two of the four Appeal Court Judges nominated by President J. A. Kufuor to the Ghanaian Supreme Court, who appeared before the Appointments Committee of Parliament, endorsed the death penalty remaining on the statute books.Â
Justices Paul Baffoe-Bonnie and Ms Rose Constance Owusu held strong views in favour of capital punishment to serve as deterrent from very serious offences. Ms Owusu, who was very strong on maintaining capital punishment on the statute books, said she would never advocate for its abolition.
However, Mr. Justice Jones Dotse and Mr. Justice Anim Yeboah called for its abolition.Â (Sources: Modern Ghana, Gbcghana.com, 28/05/2008)