43 year old Lawyer Kissi Agyebeng nominated as Special Prosecutor

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice – Godfred Yeboah Dame has nominated Kissi Agyebeng (Esq) for the position of Special Prosecutor in accordance with section 13(3) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act(959) subject to the approval of majority of all members of parliament.

A letter written to the president His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo and dated April 16, 2021 says section 13(8) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017(Act 959) requires the president to appoint a person qualified for appointment as Special Prosecutor to that position within six months of the Office of Special Prosecutor becoming vacant.

The letter recalls the resignation of Mr Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu as Special Prosecutor on November 16, 2020 following which the Chief of Staff Akosua Frema Osei-Opare in a letter dated November 17, 2020 communicated same to His Excellency the president and the president duly accepted Mr Amidu’s resignation as Special Prosecutor.

The letter stated that the Office of the Attorney General is satisfied that Kissi Agyebeng possess the requisite expertise on corruption and corruption related matters, is of high moral character and satisfies all other requirements stipulated in the Act.

Kissi Agyebeng was called to the Ghana Bar Association in October 2003 and holds a Bachelor of Laws(LLB) from the University of Ghana and a Master of Laws(LLM) from the Schulich School of Law, Dalhouse University Canada and Cornel Law School, USA. He has since taught criminal law at the University of Ghana whiles also engaged in private law practice the letter concludes.

43 year old Lawyer Kissi Agyebeng nominated as Special Prosecutor
43 year old Lawyer Kissi Agyebeng nominated as Special Prosecutor



Date of Birth        :              2 July 1978

Hometown           :              Nkwatia, Kwahu

Marital Status      :              Married

Religion               :              Christian


Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York

Master of Laws (LL.M.) – Corporate Law, Securities Regulation, International Commercial Arbitration, International Economic Relations (WTO) and International Business Transactions, received May 2006

Editor: Cornell LL.M. Newsletter.

Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Master of Laws (LL.M.) – Marine and Environmental Law, received May 2005.

Ghana School of Law, Accra, Ghana

Professional Law Course (2001-2003)

Academic Honor: E.N. Sowah Memorial Award for Best Student in Family Law

University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), received May 2001.

Academic Honours: First Class Honors; Bentsi-Enchill Award for Best Graduating Law Student

Accra Academy, Accra, Ghana

GCE Ordinary Level – 1994

GCE Advanced Level – 1996



Cromwell Gray LLP (Law Firm), Accra (Since 2014)

Managing Partner

Ayine and Felli (Law Firm), Accra (2009 – 2013)

Senior Associate

Center for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) (Human Rights/Public Interest Law Firm), Accra (2008 – 2009)

Senior Associate

Zoe, Akyea and Co. (Law Firm), Accra (2003 – 2007)



Chairman, Electronic Communications Tribunal, Ghana (Since 2019) Notary Public, Republic of Ghana (Since 2019) Vice Chairman, Appeals Committee, Ghana Football Association  (2017 – 2018) Associate – African Center for Cyber Law and Cyber Crime Prevention (Since 2010) National Coordinator – Commonwealth Moot Court Competition on International Criminal Justice (Since 2017) Former Editor, Ghana Monthly Judgments (2008-2009)


University of Ghana School of Law, Legon

(Since 2006)

Lecturer: Criminal Law; International Humanitarian law; International Law; Company Law; Commercial Law; Legal Research and Writing.

Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA), Faculty of Law, Greenhill

(2013 – 2014)

Lecturer: Criminal Law

Central University College, Faculty of Law, Accra


Lecturer: Criminal Law

Mountcrest University, Faculty of Law, Accra


Lecturer: Criminal Law

Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD) – Ghana Armed Forces Staff College, Teshie, Accra (2011)

Lecturer – International Humanitarian Law

Regional Maritime University, Nungua, Accra


Adjunct Lecturer – Law of the Sea


Admitted to the Ghana Bar in 2003

Member, Ghana Bar Association


Republic v. High Court, Accra; ex parte Commission for Human Rights & Administrative Justice (Addo – Interested Party) [2003-2004] SCGLR 312

Standard Chartered Bank v. Victoria Island Properties & ANZ Grindlays Bank Ltd. [2007-2008] 2 SCGLR 721

Republic v. Kwabena Amaning alias Tagor & Anor. (2009), Court of Appeal, Accra

Standard Bank Offshore Trust Company Ltd (substituted by Dominion Corporate Trustees Ltd.) v. National Investment Bank & Ors. (2010), High Court, Accra

Justice Dery v. Tiger Eye PI, Chief Justice & Attorney-General [2015-2016] SCGLR 812

Justices Logoh, Dery & Ayisi-Addo v. Tiger Eye PI, Chief Justice & Attorney-General [2015-2016] 2 SCGLR 1052

Gabby Otchere-Darko v. Kevin Ekow Ebow Taylor (2020), High Court, Accra


Volta River Authority

Ghana National Petroleum Corporation

National Lottery Authority

Youth Employment Authority

Ghana Trade Fair Company


“Theory in Search of Practice – The Right of Innocent Passage in the Territorial Sea”, 39 CORNELL INT’L L. J., (2006) p 371.

“The Prophecies of the Prophetic Jurist – A Review of Selected Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.” (2005). Cornell Law School LL.M. Papers Series. Paper10. http://lsr.nellco.org/cornell/lps/papers/10

“Disappearing Acts – Toward a Global Civil Liability Regime for Pollution Damage Resulting from Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration” (2006). Cornell Law School LL.M. Papers Series. Paper 11


“Minority Rights in Corporate Governance in Ghana: The End of the Rule in Foss v. Harbottle?”, in Ghana Law Since Independence: History, Development and Prospects, Mensa-Bonsu et al eds, 73 (Black Mask Ltd, 2007)

“To Disclose or Not to Disclose the Offence – That is the Question: The Case of Allan William Hodgson”  (2008-2010) 24 UGLJ 87

A Commitment to Law, Development & Public Policy – A Festschrift in Honour of Nana Dr. SKB Asante (Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing, London, 2016) – co-editor with Richard Frimpong Oppong

Conflict of Laws in Ghana (Sedco Publishing, Accra, (upcoming February 2021)) – co-author with Richard Frimpong Oppong


Fellow                  –              Canadian International Development Agency Fellowship for the Marine and

Environmental Law Program, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Fellow                  –              Institute of African Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Source: ghananewsonline.com.gh


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