The parish Priest at Christ the King Parish, Very Rev. FR. Dr. Ebenezer Akesseh has urged Ghanaian Judges to see their profession as vocations and a calling to give themselves away.
In doing this, he said will invite the wrongdoers to Jesus in their professional space.
He said this while delivering his sermon at the 41st Martyrs’ Day celebration church service on Friday 30th June 2023 at the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Adabraka Accra in remembrance service for the three murdered honorable Justice of the High Court.
Martyrs’ Day is to commemorate the abduction and killing of three judges of the high court and a retired army officer.
The three victims were Mr Justice Fred Poku Sarkodie, Mrs Justice Cecelia Koranteng-Addow, Mr. Justice Kwadwo Agyei Agyepong, and Major Sam Acquah a retired army officer. The fellows were abducted from their various homes on June 30th, 1982, and murdered at the Bundase Military Range in the Accra Plains.
The bodies of these precious Ghanaians had been soaked with petrol and set on fire. Divine intervention, through a heavy downpour that night, quenched the burning bodies. When discovered, the charred bodies had deteriorated into a state of decomposition.
As a result June 30th every year has been declared as Martyrs’ Day by the Ghana Bar Association and the Judicial Service to hold a series of events in their memories.
The event was graced by the first gentleman of the land H.E Nana Akufo Addo, The Attorney General and Minister of Justice Godfred Yeboah Dame, minister of Land and Natural Resources Hon. Samuel Abu Jinapor, Judges from the Supreme Court, High Court, families of the deceased, etc.