Samuel Kofi Marful-Sau, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana, has died at the age of 64.
He is reported to have passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, after battling a short illness.
Justice Marful-Sau was part of the seven-member panel of Ghana’s Supreme Court Judges that heard the 2020 Election Petition against the Electoral Commission of Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo, filed by John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of opposition NDC.
Judge Sau was nominated in 2018 together with three other judges (Justice Agnes Dordzie, Justice Professor Nii Ashie Kotey and Justice Nene Amegatcher) by President Akufo-Addo in consultation with Council of State and the advice of the Judicial Council.
Marful-Sau was born in Assin Adubiase in the Central Region. After qualifying as a Barister-at-law 1984 he worked at the office of the Provisional National Defence Council and entered private legal practice prior to being called to the High Court bench in June 2002.
He graduated with his bachelor of laws degree in July 1982 from the University of Ghana after he entered in August 1979. He continued at the Ghana School of Law where he received his Barister-at-Law in 1984.
In September 2008 he entered the University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland to pursue a Masters’ degree (LL.M) in Petroleum Law and Policy. He graduated in October 2009.
He later joined Vidal. L. Buckle and Company as a private legal practitioner.
He continued as a private legal practitioner until June 2002 when he was called to the bench as a judge of the High Court.