Ruling On Woyome’s ‘No Case’ Submission For April 30

The ruling on the submission of ‘no case’ filed by the businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, on the GH¢51.2 million judgement debt saga has been adjourned to April 30, 2014.

The Economic and Financial Division of the Accra High Court hearing the case had been expected to rule on the matter last Thursday.

However, when the case was called, the Presiding Judge, Mr Justice John Ajet-Nasam, explained that he had not finished writing the ruling.

By 6 a.m. that morning, hundreds of Woyome sympathisers had gathered on the court premises to show their support.


The sympathisers left the court disappointed when they were told that the court did not deliver its ruling.

Woyome, who is facing charges of defrauding by false pretences and causing financial loss to the state, has a team of four lawyers representing him in the trial that has been ongoing for nearly two years.

He obtained a GH¢51.2 million judgement debt payment but the state contends that the payment was procured fraudulently.

The Attorney-General is, therefore, seeking an order for the refund of the money paid to him.

The submission of ‘no case’ was announced in court in February by Mr Osafo Boabeng, lead counsel for Woyome, immediate­ly the prosecution, led by Mr Matthew Amponsah, had informed the court that it had closed its case.

The state has presented nine witnesses, including Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo, a Minister of Education and Sports in the Kufuor administration.