Justice V.C.R.A.C. Crabbe To Go Home On October 4

Former Supreme Court Justice Professor Vincent Cyril Richard Arthur Charles (V.C. R. A. C.) Crabbe will be laid to rest on Thursday, October 4, after a State Funeral Service at the Fore Court of the State House, Accra.

A statement issued to the Ghana News Agency, which was signed by Mr Richard Crabbe, on behalf of Crabbe and Allied families, on Tuesday, said he would be given a private burial after the service.

The Sole Statute Law Revision Commissioner and founder of the Electoral Commission, who contributed tremendously to legal reforms and education in Ghana and beyond, died on Friday, September 7, after a short illness, aged 94.

The family said on the day of the funeral, a two-hour pre-burial filing past, would begin at 0630, while the service would start at 0900 hours at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).

After the burial, the final funeral rites and reception would be held at the AICC.

The Retired Supreme Court Justice, hailed as one the best legal brains Ghana could boast of, was until his passing, a professor of Law at the Mountcrest University College in Accra.
The Parliament of Ghana had recently engaged the legal luminary to help with the setting up of a legal and drafting department for the House.

The Department is to assist the Legislature with counsel on internal and external issues as well as help with the drafting of Bills, especially the Private Member’s Bill, which the House seeks to introduce.

He co-chaired the Coalition of Domestic and Election Observers, CODEO.

Justice Crabbe also carried Ghana’s flag very high internationally playing many critical roles, including being a director of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Scheme for Legislative Draftsmen for West, East, Southern and Central Africa as well the Caribbean.

He was born on 29 October 1923 at Ussher Town in Accra, Gold Coast.