Businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome has filed another writ aiming to stop the whole oral examination by Deputy Attorney-General Godfred Dame.

The Supreme Court was to continue the oral examination today, 16 October 2017 but Mr Woyome’s lawyer, Sarfo Buabeng told the court that his client is sick and has been given a two-week excuse duty to rest.

Accra FM Reporter Ama Brako Ampofoh reporter that Mr Buabeng told the court that the Attorney General’s Department has violated the orders of C.I. 47 as it did not seek leave of the court before the Valuation Execution Order of Mr Woyome’s properties.

However, Mr Dame told the court there was no need for the court to grant the A-G’s Department another Order of fifa because both were released within a year.

Nelly Woyome (middle)

He said the first Order of fifa was on 9 January 2015 and the second on 6 January 2016 and therefore, the first order did not expire. Mr Dame argued that it was valid at the time the valuation was carried out.

The Deputy A-G said the issue on the table for today was for the Lands Commission to appear before the court to give insight and documents on the land and house at Abelenkpe.

Presiding Judge, Alfred A. Benin adjourned the case to Friday, 20 October to rule on the issue of valuation.

Alfred Woyome was not present. He was represented by his wife Nelly Woyome.

The oral examination is to determine if Mr Wayome has what it takes to pay back the GHS51.2million he fraudulently got from the state, as ruled by the same Supreme Court about three years ago.

Mr Woyome was paid the said amount for helping the state raise funds to construct stadia for the hosting of the 2008 African Cup of Nations.

However, an Auditor General’s report released in 2010 held that the amount was paid illegally to him. The Supreme Court in 2014 then ordered Mr Woyome to pay back the money to the state.

Apart from finding out if Mr Woyome has what it takes to pay back the money, he will also be examined on issues pertaining to whether he owed any debts, whether he has property to satisfy the debt, and the manner in which he used the judgment debt among others.


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