Kofi Acquah-Dadzie

Kofi Acquah-Dadzie is a Ghanaian academic, jurist and writer based in Botswana. He was the Assistant Registrar and Master of the High Court of Botswana.

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Kofi Acquah-Dadzie
Born
Kofi Acquah-Dadzie

1939
NationalityGhanaian
Occupation
Academic background
Education
Alma mater
Academic work
InstitutionsUniversity of Maiduguri

Early life and educationEdit

Acquah-Dadzie was born in 1939 at Juaso in the Ashanti Region of Ghana (then Gold Coast).[1][2][3] He had his early education at the Juaso Government School where he completed in 1953.[4] He proceeded to Aggrey Memorial A.M.E. Zion Senior High School where he obtained his Ordinary Level certificate in 1958 and the Accra Academy for his Advanced Level certificate which he received in 1964.[4] Acquah-Dadzie subsequently entered the University of Ghana, Legon for his tertiary education.[5] There, he studied law and obtained his LLB in 1968.[6] He then gained admission at the Ghana School of Law where he graduated with his Barrister at Law certificate and qualified as a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of Ghana.[5][6]

CareerEdit

Acquah-Dadzie worked as a grade I Magistrate and also served as an acting High Court judge in Koforidua, Ghana.[5][7][8] He later left for Nigeria to join the University of Maiduguri staff as a chief tutor-in-law.[5] After teaching in Nigeria for a period of time, Acquah-Dadzie took up an appointment as Senior Magistrate in Palapye, Botswana.[5] He was later elevated to the status of Principal Magistrate, serving in Mahalapye, Botwana.[3][5] Until his retirement in 2004, he was the Assistant Registrar and Master of the High Court of Botswana.[5][9]

PublicationsEdit

Acquah-Dadzie has authored various books mostly focused on law in Botswana and Southern Africa at large.[6][10] Some of these books include;

  • Maintenance of Children and Deserted Wives: (laws of Botswana), (1998);[11][12]
  • World Dictionary of Foreign Expressions: A Resource for Readers and Writers (with Gabriel Adeleye), (1999);[13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20]
  • A Handbook for Prosecutors, (2000);[21]
  • The Law and Procedure for the Trial of Rape and Other Common Sexual Offences in Botswana, (2000);[1][22]
  • An Index to Selected Botswana Criminal Cases (1964-2002), (2003);[23][24]
  • The Policeman's Guide to Criminal Law and Evidence in Botswana, (2004);[24][25]
  • A Guide to the Heroes Acre--: Some Basic Facts about Zimbabwe's Heroes and the Heroes Acre, Issues 1-3 (with Micah Cheserem), (2006);[26]
  • A Long Night of Regrets: Moral Lessons for the Youth, (2006).[27]
  • The Moment to Decide: Breaking the Chain of Sexual Network, (2013)
  • A Handbook for Journalists on Court Reporting, (2014)
  • The Elements of Botswana Criminal Law Offences, (2015)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b American Book Publishing Record: ABPR cumulative. R.R. Bowker. 2000.
  2. ^ Book Review Digest. H.W. Wilson Company. 2000.
  3. ^ a b Acquah-Dadzie, Kofi (1998). Maintenance of Children and Deserted Wives: (laws of Botswana). Training and Research (Pty). ISBN 978-99912-924-2-7.
  4. ^ a b Acquah-Dadzie, Kofi (2000). A Handbook for Prosecutors. Associated Printers.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Acquah-Dadzie, Kofi (2000). The Law and Procedure for the Trial of Rape and Other Common Sexual Offences in Botswana. Pula Press. ISBN 978-99912-61-75-1.
  6. ^ a b c Acquah-Dadzie, Kofi (2000). A Handbook for Prosecutors. Associated Printers.
  7. ^ "Ghana Year Book". Graphic Corporation: 168. 1978.
  8. ^ Addo-Twum, J. K. (21 April 1979). Daily Graphic: Issue 8,864 April 21 1979. Graphic Communications Group.
  9. ^ Kutlwano. Information and Broadcasting Services. 2004.
  10. ^ "Acquah-Dadzie, Kofi 1939– [WorldCat Identities]".
  11. ^ Acquah-Dadzie, Kofi (1998). Maintenance of Children and Deserted Wives: (laws of Botswana). Training and Research (Pty). ISBN 978-99912-924-2-7.
  12. ^ Quansah, E. K. (2001). Introduction to Family Law in Botswana. Pula Press. ISBN 978-99912-61-91-1.
  13. ^ Adeleye, Gabriel; Acquah-Dadzie, Kofi (1999). World Dictionary of Foreign Expressions: A Resource for Readers and Writers. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. ISBN 978-0-86516-422-2.
  14. ^ Bane, Theresa (10 March 2016). Encyclopedia of Spirits and Ghosts in World Mythology. McFarland. ISBN 978-1-4766-6355-5.
  15. ^ Mukherjee, Proshanto K.; Jr, Maximo Q. Mejia; Xu, Jingjing (23 January 2020). Maritime Law in Motion. Springer Nature. ISBN 978-3-030-31749-2.
  16. ^ Reda, Mohamed H. (30 October 2017). Islamic Commercial Law: Contemporariness, Normativeness and Competence. BRILL. ISBN 978-90-04-34446-4.
  17. ^ Furno, Christine (2002). International Studies Resources: A Selected Guide. Indiana University.
  18. ^ Houston Journal of International Law. University of Houston College of Law. 2003.
  19. ^ Proverbium. Ohio State University. 2000.
  20. ^ Miller, Charles William Emil; Meritt, Benjamin Dean; Frank, Tenney; Cherniss, Harold Fredrik; Rowell, Henry Thompson (2000). American Journal of Philology. Johns Hopkins University Press.
  21. ^ Acquah-Dadzie, Kofi (2000). A Handbook for Prosecutors. Associated Printers.
  22. ^ Acquah-Dadzie, Kofi (2000). The Law and Procedure for the Trial of Rape and Other Common Sexual Offences in Botswana. Pula Press. ISBN 978-99912-61-75-1.
  23. ^ Acquah-Dadzie, Kofi (2003). An Index to Selected Botswana Criminal Cases (1964–2002). ISBN 978-99912-0-427-7.
  24. ^ a b Morton, Fred; Ramsay, Jeff; Mgadla, Part Themba (23 April 2008). Historical Dictionary of Botswana. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-6404-7.
  25. ^ Acquah-Dadzie, Kofi (2004). The Policeman's Guide to Criminal Law and Evidence in Botswana. Time Publishers. ISBN 978-99912-510-1-1.
  26. ^ Acquah-Dadzie, Kofi; Cheserem, Micah (2006). A Guide to the Heroes Acre--: Some Basic Facts about Zimbabwe's Heroes and the Heroes Acre. Ministry of Information and Publicity. ISBN 978-9966-22-540-5.
  27. ^ Acquah-Dadzie, Kofi (2006). A Long Night of Regrets: Moral Lessons for the Youth. Hunyani Printopak. ISBN 978-99912-510-6-6.