Judgement Debt AG will surely retrieve Woyome's GH₵51M - Lawyer

Pressure group OccupyGhana has said that it is disappointed with the Attorney General following the decision to discontinue a case it filed about a week ago against businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, in the controversial GHc51 million judgment debt saga.

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A private legal practitioner has said that the Attorney-General (A-G), Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong has not completely discontinued attempts to retrieve the GHC51 million from businessman, Alfred Woyome.

Abraham Amaliba insists that the Attorney General and Mr Woyome would be meeting next week to consider how the money would be refunded.

“What happened was that when the application was filed, Woyome wrote to the A-G that he was prepared to pay and the case was withdrawn,” he told Accra-based Joy FM.

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Pressure group OccupyGhana has said that it is disappointed with the Attorney General following the decision to discontinue a case it filed about a week ago against businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, in the controversial GHc51 million judgment debt saga.

 

In a press statement, OccupyGhana said it was “shocked, horrified and disgusted to discover that, as we suspected and feared, there is a current attempt by the Attorney-General of the Republic of Ghana to abandon or discontinue the current recovery steps being taken to compel Alfred Woyome to disclose where his assets are and possibly how he disbursed the GHS51, 000,000 of our money, so that it can be returned to Ghana.

"We have seen a ‘Notice of Discontinuance’ filed by the Attorney-General on 26th October 2016, ‘discontinuing the present application to orally examine’ Woyome.”

The Attorney General, per an earlier notice, would have orally examined Mr. Woyome on November 10, 2016.

But a notice of discontinuance filed at the Supreme Court has indicated that: “please take notice that the 1st Defendant Judgment Creditor [Attorney General] herein has this day [26th Day of October 2016] discontinued the present application to orally examine the 3rd Defendant Judgment Debtor [Alfred Agesi Woyome] with liberty to reapply.”

OccupyGhana has subsequently accused the authorities of not showing commitment to retrieving the monies wrongly paid to the businessman due to the “Notice of Discontinuance”.

But Mr Amaliba explained that the notice the Attorney General filed to discontinue the application was done with the liberty to reapply in case things do not go as planned.

Mr Woyome has been in the news since 2012 for allegedly putting in false claims to defraud the state to the tune of GH¢51.2 million, but the High Court and the Court of Appeal have cleared him of any wrongdoing.

However, the Supreme Court has directed him to refund the money, following which the Attorney-General’s office put in processes to recover the money.

The businessman, however, in April 2016 resisted attempts by officials of the Attorney General’s department and the Lands Commission to have access to his Kpehe residence for valuation.

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