About an hour ago, it was confirmed that one of Ghana’s legal practitioners, Lawyer Akoto Ampaw has sadly passed away. His death is a big blow to Ghana.
The news was first confirmed in a tweet on X by Asaase Radio, Mr Akoto who was the legal aid to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the 2020 election petition died today.
Sources say he died in the early hours of Friday, October 20, at the University of Ghana Medical Center (UGMC).
According to available information, the lawyer has not been well since the beginning of 2023.
The bereaved family is expected to issue a press statement later, the sources added.
Before his untimely death, Lawyer Akoto Ampaw was one of the people who criticized the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill.
He insisted at the time that, the bill seeks to needlessly criminalise sympathy and support for the LGBTQ+ community in Ghana.
Mr Akoto Ampaw further alluded to the fact that the bill also places an unhealthy gag on citizens who may want to engage in discussions on LGBTQ; a situation which he believes undermines the spirit of the 1992 Constitution.
His death has since caused a tension in the NPP and the legal unit. Meanwhile, his family is yet to release a statement about the preparations regarding his death.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.