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Frederick Poku Sarkodee was a Ghanaian politician and diplomat who served as the first Ghanaian Ambassador to the United States from 1961 to 1965. He was also the first Ghanaian to be appointed to the United Nations Security Council in 1965. Sarkodee was born in Assin Nsuta, Gold Coast, on 26 August 1927. He attended Achimota School and then the University College of the Gold Coast, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in 1951. He then went on to study at the London School of Economics, where he obtained a Master of Science degree in Economics in 1954. Sarkodee began his career in the public service in 1954, when he was appointed as a Senior Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Finance. He was later appointed as the Deputy Secretary for Finance in 1957. In 1961, he was appointed as the first Ghanaian Ambassador to the United States, a post he held until 1965. In 1965, Sarkodee was appointed as the first Ghanaian to serve on the United Nations Security Council. He served as the Ghanaian representative on the Council until 1967. He was also a member of the United Nations General Assembly from 1967 to 1969. Sarkodee was also a member of the Pan-African Freedom Movement of East and Central Africa, and served as its president from 1969 to 1971. He was also a member of the African Union from 1971 to 1973. Sarkodee died on 28 April, 2020 in Accra, Ghana. He was 92 years old.

Popular As Frederick Poku  Sarkodee
Occupation Ghanaian High court judge
Age 55 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 26 August 1927
Birthday 26 August
Birthplace Assin Nsuta, Gold Coast
Date of death (1982-06-30)
Died Place Accra, Ghana
Nationality Ghana

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As a judge, he was know to have advocated for the cause of women prior to the existence of the 'Intestate Succession Law of 1985 (PNDCL III)', which was enacted to protect a married spouse under customary law. In the case of Abebreseh v Kaah in 1976, Sarkodee argued that a wife who had contributed substantially to the estate of her deceased husband was not to be deprived of the fruit of her labour. He further added that the contributions of the widow to the estate could not be considered as mere assistance, as good conscience would not permit that. Also, in 1973, concerning the case of Addo v Addo, Sarkodee's verdict was that "persistently refusing a young wife sexual intercourse over a long period constituted unreasonable behaviour such that the wife ought not to be called upon to endure it any longer."


Fred Poku Sarkodee was a Ghanaian judge and one of the murded judges that were abducted on 30 June 1982.

Sarkodee together with three others (Justice Cecilia Koranteng-Addow, Justice Kwadwo Agyei Agyapong, and Major Sam Acquah), was abducted during curfew hours (which started at 6pm and ended at 6am) on June 30, 1982. According to the report of the Special Investigation Board appointed by the PNDC, one of the abductors, Johnny Dzandu, told the abducted persons that they were "enemies of the revolution". The abductors were driving in a Fiat Compagnola jeep during curfew hours. The abducted people were later found dead with gun-shot wounds and superficial burns.


Following his studies in the United Kingdom, Sarkodee returned to Ghana, where he was employed at the office of the Attorney General. In 1966, he became a Senior Attorney and, on 22 May 1971, he became a High Court judge.


Sarkodee was born in Koforidua in the Eastern Region on 26 August 1927. He begun his education at the ECM school in Koforidua and continued at Adisadel College in 1943, where he obtained his obtained his Ordinary Level certificate (O-Level) in 1948. Following the 1948 strike by various students in Ghana in protest against the arrest of the The Big Six, which he had joined, he was dismissed by the school. He continued his education through private studies with the aid of private teachers who had been hired by his father to help him prepare for the Advanced Level examination (A-Level) which he consequently passed. In 1950 he was sent to Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leon for his undergraduate studies and in 1954 he proceeded to the United Kingdom to study Law. In 1959, he was admitted into the society of the Middle Temple where he completed his studies in 1961.