Issues AG fails to appear in court over Woyome's judgment debt

The Attorney General has failed to appear in court for the beginning of the appeal case against the High Court judgment

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Businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome

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The Attorney General has failed to appear in court for the beginning of the appeal case against the High Court judgment that freed businessman Alfred Woyome of any wrongdoing in the judgment debt saga.

The AG filed the appeal in March this year arguing the High Court judge Justice John Ajet Nassam erred in law when he acquitted and discharged Mr. Woyome of charges of defrauding the state by false pretences and causing financial loss to the state to the tune of GH¢ 51.2million.

Read more: GHc 51.2m paid Woyome fraudulent - Judgment debt C'ssion

In response, lawyers of Alfred Woyome led by Ken Stephen Anku filed a written submission arguing that the fact that Woyome was called upon to open his defence did not mean the state had proved his guilt to warrant his conviction.

They further noted that there was no evidence against Woyome for a “reasonable tribunal” to convict him on and, for that reason, Mr Justice Ajet-Nasam should not have invited Woyome to open his defence.

Read more: Curtail Woyome’s freedom: A-G demands

It said Woyome played an integral part in the procurement process and argued that he was paid based on orders from the Commercial Court.

The case was adjourned to the 3rd of December for a date to be set for ruling.

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