Justice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu is the first Muslim judge to be appointed to the Supreme Court of Ghana.
He was sworn into office yesterday by President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House.
Justice Tanko was one of four persons nominated for the Supreme Court by President Akufo-Addo.
Having worked as a lawyer in the great Federal Republic of Nigeria for nineteen (19) years, and going on to found his own firm in 1997, Justice Tanko Amadu was appointed to the High Court in 2008, and, four (4) years later, was promoted to the Court of Appeal and by dint of hard work and merit, he has been further elevated to the Supreme Court.
Justice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu was born at Dodowa and had his primary school education at the District Assembly Primary School and the Methodist Middle School both in Dodowa.
He had his secondary school education at both Ghanata Senior High School between 1970 and 1975, followed by a sixth form course at the Ghana Senior High School in Koforidua between 1975 and 1977.
At the University of Ghana he obtained his LLB and then proceeded to the Ghana School of Law for his professional law course. In Nigeria, where he sojourned for some time, he obtained the country’s professional law course at the Nigeria School of Law.
After his pupilage with Azinyo Chambers in Accra, he worked with renowned Nigerian law practices like A.C. Matthews & Co, Lagos and was later Associate Member of Alao Aka Bashorum & Co also in Lagos.
In 1997 he was the Principal of Amadu & Co and later became Senior Partner of Amadu, Ansah-Obiri & Co.
In 2008 he was appointed Justice of the High Court and four years later in 2012 appointed to the Court of Appeal until his recent nomination and subsequent appointment to the bench of the Supreme Court of Ghana in the year 2020.
He is noted for profound decisions and ruling in a number of cases including financial and commercial related matters.