Woyome battles Attorney-General

Marietta Brew Appiah Oppong- Attorney Gen. and Minister of Justice

Marietta Brew Appiah Oppong- Attorney Gen. and Minister of Justice

Lawyers for embattled businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome have described as unlawful steps taken by the Attorney General (AG) to auction his property.

The attempt to auction the property is part of moves by the government to retrieve a GH?51.2 million paid to Woyome as judgment debt between 2009 and 2010.

A notice was served to Mr. Woyome to give access to the Lands Commission officials to his property today, June 2.

But in a reply, lawyers for the businessman have described the action as a “booby trap”.

The lawyers stated in the letter that the matter was pending in court in a suit in which UT Bank had filed notice of claim pursuant to which the A-G had also filed a notice to dispute.

“It is remarkably curious that rather than ensuring that the pending matter before the court is determined, you have elected to ignore simple rudimentary procedure and in an inordinate haste, proceeding to have the said properties valued on the blind side of UT Bank.”

Woyome was paid the sum as judgment debt for allegedly rendering services to the state during preparations towards the hosting of the African Cup of Nations in Ghana in 2008.

In 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that Woyome did not merit the GH?51.2 million and ordered him to refund the money.

The A-G’s department after its inability to retrieve the money went back to the apex court for advice.

Woyome in his response promised the court he would refund the money by the end of 2015 but failed to do so.

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