Alfred Woyome has challenged the Attorney General to resign for receiving about $1 million from the Gh¢51.2m judgment debt.
Acquitted and discharged businessman Alfred Woyome has challenged the Attorney General to resign for receiving about $1 million from the Gh¢51.2m judgment debt.
According to Woyome, Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, whose firm - Lithur Brew and Co - benefitted from the famous judgment debt case while representing Astro Invest and Mpower in the same case before becoming A-G cannot appeal the case.
Woyome walked free from an Accra High Court last week after flooring the state in the controversial judgement debt saga. The Attorney General is appealing the case.
Woyome in a letter addressed to the secretary to the president and the chief of staff said Mrs Appiah-Oppong is “bias” and he cannot be guaranteed justice.
“In as much as I’m not against the decision of the state to appeal, I’m particularly against your conduct and public utterances during the trial and after the judgement,” Woyome said in his letter.
He added: “I find it difficult to reconcile your decision to involve yourself directly in this criminal case and notice of appeal you have authorised to be issued and served on me.
“It is a fact that you and your clients received approximately $1 million equivalent in Ghana cedis from the said judgement debt you now so much criminalise and want me jailed for. The Cedi equivalent of Gh¢1,474,393 was [paid] through an Agricultural Development Bank cheque number 727324 dated Oct 6, 2011…
“My confusion is as a result of your insistence that the fruit from the judgment debt from a court of competent jurisdiction, in fact a judgement debt is criminal, you are a beneficiary of that fruit which you are seeking so hard to taint.
“It is my firm believe that another Attorney General should be the one pursuing this issue further since you are wearing a bias lens in making decisions concerning this case.”
“I further believe that with this bias lens you cannot properly and fairly advice the Government of Ghana on this issue of exercising the constitutional right of Attorney General as stated in Article 88 of the 1992 Constitution vis-à-vis my right under the same constitution of the Republic as a citizen.
“I’m humbly appealing to you to step aside or resign totally as attorney general for another person to pursue the appeal in the interest of justice,” Woyome concluded.