Judgement Debt Appeal against Woyome’s acquittal adjourned sine die

The state appealed the ruling of the High Court presided over by Justice Adjet Nasam after it acquitted and discharged Alfred Woyome of charges of causing financial loss to the state and defrauding by false pretence.

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Appeal against Woyome’s acquittal adjourned sine die

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The court of Appeal has directed parties in the Woyome appeal case to file their written addresses within the next three weeks to pave way for a date for the final judgement.

The state appealed the ruling of the High Court presided over by Justice Adjet Nasam after it acquitted and discharged Alfred Woyome of charges of causing financial loss to the state and defrauding by false pretence.

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According to the state, the judge stated clearly that the Attorney-General’s office had made a case for Woyome to answer.

It was for this reason that Woyome was asked to open his defence and therefore the view of that judge that the defense lawyers created a lot of doubt in the State's case could not hold.

However, when the case was called, lead lawyer for Alfred Woyome, Christopher Koka, told the court that he has not been served with a copy of the records of proceedings before the court.

The court subsequently ordered that they be served and adjourned sine dine to allow parties to file all their processes.

Background

Woyome was on Thursday, March 12, 2015 acquitted and discharged on two counts of defrauding by false pretence and causing financial loss to the state.

The High Court, presided over by Mr Justice John Ajet-Nasam took on the Attorney-General’s Department for paying GH¢51.2 million to Woyome in 2010 only to turn around to prosecute him for fraud.

It said the prosecutors failed to prove the ingredients of fraud to warrant the court to convict Woyome.

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