Woyome asks SC to stop oral examination

Mr Alfred  Woyome

Mr Alfred Woyome

The Supreme Court will on Friday, October 20 rule on an application by businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, seeking to stop his oral examination by the Attorney General.
Mr. Woyome failed to show up for the second time for continuation of his oral examination for receiving GH¢47.2 million from the state.
The court heard that the applicant was indisposed and had been granted a two-week excuse duty by the Greater Accra Regional Hospital.
Mr. Woyome is also challenging the valuation of his property, explaining that the A-G had breached the procedure for valuation of property.
His lawyer, Mr Osafo Buabeng, who presented the medical form in court, argued that the A-G cannot execute the valuation without seeking the order of the court.
He averred that order 44 (9) sub sections (1) and (2) of Constitutional Instrument (C.I) 47 stipulated that the A-G must seek permission from the court to execute the valuation of his client’s property and that non-renewal constituted a nullity.
He said the A-G renewed the order on January 6, 2016 without seeking leave from the court.
In his submission, a Deputy Attorney-General, Godfred Yeboah Dame said there was no need for renewing the valuation given the circumstances the writ was filed.
He reminded the court that order 44 (9) of C.I. 47 which lawyer Buanbeng sought to rely on was not applicable.

He said the A-G filed the writ on January 9, 2015 and January 6, 2016, way before the expiration of the first writ.
He rejected the argument of Mr. Buabeng, describing it as untenable.

Mr. Dame submitted that the valuation was in respect of four properties of Mr. Woyome excluding the Abelemkpe residence.

By Malik Sullemana     

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