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Maxwell Akansina Aziabah

Ghanaian lawyer and political activist, was born on 26 April 1902 in the small village of Obetsebi near Accra, Ghana. He was the fourth of eight children of Jacob Mills-Lamptey, an Accra businessman, and Victoria Ayeley Tetteh. Obetsebi-Lamptey started his elementary education in 1911 at the Accra Wesley School. Whilst there, he was baptized. He transferred to Kumasi Boys School and later to the Accra Royal School. After leaving school, he got a job as a shorthand typist for an Accra-based businessman in 1921. He sat for the Gold Coast Civil Service Entrance Examination and, having passed successfully, got placement in the Customs and Excise Department in 1923. He worked in Accra for seven years before being transferred to Takoradi. Having worked in the Takoradi office for four years, he left for the United Kingdom in 1934 to study law When he arrived in the United Kingdom ...