… Woyome alleges persecution

AGBESI WOYOMIBusinessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome has accused the Supreme Court of persecuting him over the controversial GH¢51 million judgement debt case.
“I feel that the Supreme Court is persecuting me as a citizen,” he stated, shortly after the apex court ruling yesterday, for him to be orally examined by former Attorney- General and Minister of Justice, Mr Martin Amidu.
Mr. Amidu filed an application at the apex court, after the Attorney General (AG) discontinued the process to examine Mr. Woyome, despite earlier applying for permission to examine him.
The Supreme Court upheld Mr. Amidu’s application, but Mr. Woyome disagreed with the ruling of the apex court.
According to Mr. Woyome, he had wanted to pay GH¢4 million and spread the rest of the amount over a period of time, but the Supreme Court rejected his idea.
Woyome was paid ¢51 million after he claimed that he helped Ghana to raise funds to construct stadia for purposes of hosting the CAN 2008 Nations Cup.
An Auditor- General’s report released in 2010, however, said the amount was paid illegally to him.
The Supreme Court in 2014, ordered Mr. Woyome to pay back the amount, after Mr. Martin Amidu challenged the legality of the judgement debt paid to him (Woyome), Waterville, and Isofoton, but the A-G had not been able to enforce the ruling and collect the money.
Mr. Woyome in April 2016, prevented officials of the Attorney- General’s Department and the Lands Commission from having access to his Kpehe residence for valuation.
The move was part of a directive from the Supreme Court to retrieve monies illegally paid to him.
But Woyome resisted the move, saying the planned valuation was illegal.

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