Oral Examination Woyome would have exposed NDC bigwigs - Amidu

The hearing of an application by businessman Alfred Woyome seeking to stay proceedings of the court where he is expected to be examined by citizen vigilante Martin Amidu was today, Thursday, November 24 adjourned.

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Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu says businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome would have been forced to name the senior members of government who benefitted from the GHc51 million judgment debt case, had the oral examination taken place today.

The hearing of an application by businessman Alfred Woyome seeking to stay proceedings of the court where he is expected to be examined by citizen vigilante Martin Amidu was today, Thursday, November 24 adjourned.

READ ALSO: Woyome's motion to stop Amidu from oral examination adjourned

According to the judge Justice Enin Yeboah, his decision was due to the late service of the application on both the Attorney General and Martin Amidu. He further added that he wanted to give a fair hearing to all parties so no one will feel persecuted as claimed by Woyome.

play Alfred Woyome

 

READ ALSO: Martin Amidu is being used by our opponents - Govt

Woyome yesterday filed two processes, one seeking a review of the ruling granting Amidu's request to examine him and second seeking to stay proceeding pending the determination of the review.

The processes today [Thursday, November 24] hindered the cross-examination of Woyome by Amidu over the refund of the judgment debt paid him.

Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu play Martin Amidu

 

Speaking to Accra-based Citi FM, Mr. Amidu said that today’s judgment is once again an attempt by the John Mahama-led government to deny Ghanaians the 51 million Cedis.

“There are abundant things I could have asked in cross-examination, the guy would not have denied it and that is why it is dangerous for them to allow me to examine him before 7th December.”

“There was even an instance in which a 100,000 cheque was given by Woyome when President Mills was traveling abroad. I won’t mention the name when I cross examine you would know. He signed the cheque and the endorsement of the cheque will show you who cashed it,” he added.

He argued that since the government was against the oral examination, it allowed Woyome to file an application to have it stopped.

“It will be embarrassing for the government if they file an application because the whole public will know that after all they didn’t want to collect the money so their surrogates file it but the Attorney General’s office was in court teleguiding things unethical lawyers do,” he added.

Meanwhile, Alfred Woyome has expressed confidence that the state will pay him more money before the court brings an end to the controversial GHS 51.2 million judgment debt case.

Speaking at a press conference in Accra Friday, November 18, 2016, Mr Woyome said: “I’m envisaging that before this case ends Ghana is going to pay a lot of money to me, but I will respect the Supreme Court.”

READ ALSO: Supreme Court erred in allowing Amidu to examine me - Woyome

According to him, the money [judgment debt] was paid to him legally by the state.

"The money was paid to me legally, the court didn't even say I should pay back because it is legal, the court said it is unconstitutional," he noted.

"I will continue to fight till the last drop of my blood. The list that is going around about sharing money, to who, how ??, those who claim they have the list should come out with it," he said.

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.

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