President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has paid a glowing tribute to late former justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana, Justice V.C.R.A.C. Crabbe.

Describing him as a man of discipline, honesty and integrity, President Akufo-Addo indicated that Ghanaians have lost a dedicated nationalist who continued to make his voice heard even in his old age.

Mr Crabbe died on Friday, 7 September 2018 after a short illness.

He was 95.

He was a former Professor of Law at the University of West Indies and a Professor of Law at Mountcrest University.

President Akufo-Addo wrote on Facebook that: “On behalf of the Government and people of Ghana, I express my sincere, heartfelt condolences to the family of Justice V.C.R.A.C Crabbe on his death, which occurred today, Friday, 7th September, 2018.

“Respected public servant, eminent jurist, 1st Ghanaian Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Justice of the Supreme Court, accomplished Ghanaian and patriot, he served his country with distinction, and contributed immensely to our nation’s jurisprudence and development.

“His discipline, honesty and integrity made him an outstanding servant of the Ghanaian people and of the public interest. His objective was always the advancement of Ghana, and not partisan considerations. Even in old age, he continued to make crucial interventions in our nation’s discourse. Ghana has lost a dedicated nationalist and fine gentleman. May his soul rest in perfect peace, and may God bless him.”