On September 12, 1972 the erstwhile national Redemption Council abolished the Supreme Court of Ghana

In 1972, the Supreme Court was abolished by the National Redemption Council (N.R.C.), the military government that followed that of the Second Republic, reasoning that, with the suspension of the 1969 Constitution, there was no need for a court to interpret and enforce it. The functions of the Supreme Court were transferred to the full Bench of the Court of Appeal.