Chief Justice Gertrude Torkornoo has detailed the reason why popular Ghanaian Youtiber, Ama Governor, has been denied a call to the Bar.
Despite having completed the Ghana School of Law School and passing her interview, the Ghanaian Youtuber, actual name Elorm Ababio, was not called to the Bar in November 2022.
It was later revealed that the General Legal Council had suspended her summons to the Bar pending the outcome of a commission entrusted with determining her fitness.
The General Legal Council’s secretary told Ama Governor of a concerned citizen’s petition to the council saying that she lacks the character required be a lawyer.
An anonymous concerned individual complained about one of Ama Governor’s YouTube videos, describing it as “conduct unbecoming of an application to be called to the Bar.” This has triggered an endless debate on social media.
The General Legal Council, according to sources, has formed a three-member committee to evaluate the complaint, and the outcome will determine the destiny of the popular YouTuber.
However, Ama Governor missed the call to the Ghana Bar again in May 2023, when the Ghana Legal Council called new attorneys to the Ghana Bar in a Mini Call following her initial denial.
Chief Justice Gertrude Torkornor provided light on the challenges during a program yesterday. She is surprised that individuals don’t seem to understand the Ghana Legal Council’s perspective.
She said “when somebody has behaved in a certain way we say and we say we cannot call the person to the Bar, I was surprised at the furriery that rose up concerning the call to the bar of certain people, like seriously?
“This is proper conduct for the legal sector. That’s interesting. Anyway, so for you to come into our space and to come into the space of the legal sector, your conduct cannot be obscene and offensive and you expect that you’ll be admitted. It doesn’t work like that.
Your comments on social media, your ex parte communications for Judges is extremely critical,” she emphasized in the video below which is going viral.