Prominent Lawyer Kojo Bentsi -Enchill is dead

Prominent Lawyer Kojo Bentsi-Enchill is reported dead sources close to the family have confirmed.

The cause of death of the retired lawyer and senior partner of Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah, Kojo Bentsi-Enchill has not been made known yet .

His partner Ace Ankomah posted a write up by Prof Victor Essie on his facebook wall “He set out to improve the legal system itself by building Datacenta into the preeminent digital legal publishing house, publishing the law reports of Ghana as well as legislation & subordinate legislation.

”He even completed a legal dictionary for Ghana. Kojo was a scholar, a lawyer’s lawyer & kind hearted. I would visit with him in Accra whenever I travelled to Ghana. I will miss him. May his soul Rest In Peace,” it added.

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Kojo [Bentsi-Enchill] must be no more than 73 years. We were class mates together with D. K. Letsa at the Legon Law Faculty. Kojo however joined our class after obtaining his first degree in political science in 1971.

We were buddies at the Law School & when he was in NYC in the early 80s. He worked with Ford Foundation as an international human rights program Officer & then later with Sherman & Sterling as a foreign associate for 2 years.

He never tried to get a green card. He was determined to relocate to Ghana to make a difference which he did. He started his own firm with his debating partner at Legon, Kwaku Letsa.

His father, Justice Kwamina Bentsi-Enchill, the author of The seminal work, Ghana Land Law, had in his earlier legal career, established the still existing law firm, Naoferg Chambers, which was inherited by Enoch D. Kom, famous for using his civil procedure wizardry to overcome his adversaries at the bar.

Incidentally, Naoferg Chambers was named for Kojo’s paternal grandmother, Naomi Ferguson. Instead of joining his father’s old law firm he chose to set up his own modern law firm. By all accounts, it is arguably the best law firm in Ghana.

He set out to improve the legal system itself by building Datacenta into the preeminent digital legal publishing house, publishing the law reports of Ghana as well as legislation & subordinate legislation. He even completed a legal dictionary for Ghana.

Kojo was a scholar, a lawyer’s lawyer & kind hearted. I would visit with him in Accra whenever I travelled to Ghana. I will miss him. May his soul Rest In Peace.

Prof. Victor Essie

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