Judgment debt Supreme Court adjourns Amidu vs Woyome hearing to Wednesday

Justice Anin Yeboah rescheduled the date through the court registrar.

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Former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Martin Amidu

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The Supreme Court has adjourned to Wednesday, November 16 2016, to rule on former Attorney General Martin Amidu who has filed an application seeking to examine Businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome over the ₵51m judgment debt paid to him.

Justice Anin Yeboah rescheduled the date through the court registrar. No reasons were given for the adjournment.

Amidu's application follows the Attorney General’s Department which filed a notice at the Supreme Court to discontinue the case it filed about a week ago.

More here: Attorney General discontinues Woyome’s GHc51m judgement debt case

A notice of discontinuance 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."

In a statement released November 4, 2016, Amidu said, "I have this morning 4th November 2016 filed an application at the Supreme Court for leave to examine the Judgment Debtor as the citizen public interest Plaintiff  in favour of whom the case was decided for the Republic of Ghana."

The anti-corruption campaigner [Amidu] said, "I have examined the circumstances surrounding the government’s reluctance to enforce the judgment and orders of the court with the seriousness which the matter deserves. I share the view expressed by objective and reasonable members of the public that because the government was the 1st defendant/respondent against whom the Supreme Court made declarations of unconstitutional conduct in paying the judgment debt to Alfred Agbesi Woyome, the government has been pretending for purely political reasons at each turn to take steps to enforce the judgment and orders of the court only to deliberately abort them."

But presiding judge Justice Anim Yeboah rescheduled the date through the court registrar to Wednesday November 16, to give his ruling.

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