(JollofNews) – Mabel Yamoa Agyeman, the Ghanaian-born former Chief Justice of The Gambia, has been sworn into office as a Court of Appeal Judge by President John Mahama.
Agyeman was sworn in with four other Judges on Wednesday January 28, 2015.
The other four are: Justice L. L. Mensah, Justice Henry Kwofie, Justice Angelina Domakyaareh, and Justice G. S. Suurbaareh.
Agyeman was removed from her post by President Yahya Jammeh in February 2014. She was appointed to the post in July 2013 after the removal of Justice Joseph Wowo.
Justice Agyeman is an expert Appeal Court judge from the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Since she was called to the Ghanaian Bar in 1987 and the Ghanaian Bench soon after, she has served in the judiciaries of the governments of Ghana, The Gambia and Swaziland.
She began working for the Commonwealth Secretariat in 2004, first being sent to The Gambia where she spent four years as a High Court judge, and then to Swaziland in a similar capacity.
She was appointed to the High Court of Swaziland in October 2008 for a two-year assignment to help strengthen the judiciary and deliver fast, expert judgments on cases.
Her previous assignment, to The Gambia from September 2004 to 2008, saw her sitting as a High Court judge. According to The Point News website, she was so successful that the Justice Ministry asked her to serve for an additional year in the country’s Court of Appeal.
However, she declined the offer in favour of an assignment in Swaziland, so that she could further broaden her experience.
According to records, Justice Mabel Agyeman, who served in the land and civil division, Commercial division and Criminal division completed about 365 files during her four-year tenure in The Gambia as a High Court judge.
Prior to her appointment as Chief Justice of The Gambia, Justice Agyeman was serving as a member of the Gambia Court of Appeal.