H.E. J. Ayikoi Otoo was born on 14th August 1954 in Accra, the then Gold Coast which became independent Ghana in 1957.
Following his education in legal studies, H.E. J. Ayikoi Otoo was called to the Ghana Bar in 1981. He also pursued short courses in Governance and Leadership and became active in Politics.
H.E. J. Ayikoi Otoo served as Attorney-General and Minister of Justice from February 2005 to April 2006 and became a non-voting member of Ghana’s Parliament. During the period, he led Ghana’s Delegation to international Arbitrations which were all successful.
H.E. J. Ayikoi Otoo has also served on many Statutory and Constitutional Bodies such as Cabinet and Sub Committees.
After serving as Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, he set up his own Chambers known as Otoo & Associates (Leo Chambers) in 2007 and became master thereof until his appointment as Ghana’s High Commissioner-designate to Canada.
H.E. J. Ayikoi Otoo has been an active member of the Ghana Bar Association and has held the office of Regional President and National Secretary of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) for three (3) consecutive terms unopposed from 1998-2001. During that period, he served on many Bar Committees, Constitutional and Statutory bodies. As a legal practitioner in Ghana, he has handled many high profile cases some of which have been reported in the Ghana Law Reports published in Ghana.
H.E J. Ayikoi Otoo is a political and social commentator who appeared on many television and radio discussion programmes. He has also published Articles in two (2) popular Ghanaian Newspapers. In addition, he has published learned Articles-in Your Health Guide Magazine on Medico-Legal Topics in Ghana and in the “Banking and Finance Law Journal of Ghana.