The Lead Counsel for embattled businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, Mr. Woyome Ahmed Musah has dismissed media reports that Mr. Woyome lied about the payment of $500,000 under the orders of former Chief of Staff, Kwadwo Mpianim.
“He is not liar and I wouldn’t say so because he is before the court and the court has not made that definite conclusion.The respect is only to the conclusion of the court and not to the conclusion to any person or group of persons standing outside the court room,” Mr. Musah said.
Mr. Alfred Agbesi Woyome on Monday told an Accra High Court on Monday that Mr. Mpianim ordered the payment of $500,000 into a GNPC account at Prudential bank to finance projects for the CAN 2008 tournament.
Mr. Mpianim however denied giving orders for the payment.
But speaking to Citi News, Mr. Musah insisted his client never lied.
In his opinion, it was inappropriate for conclusions to be drawn into the case when the court had not yet given its ruling.
“We should not seek to do something that will prejudge a person’s case. This is a case that will end up affecting the right of the person before the court and we have to respect the court, we have to respect the person’s right. We should not sit to condemn him before he is judged by the court.”
Mr. Woyome was dragged to court by Attorney Generals Department over GHC 51 million wrongfully paid to him as judgement debt by the state.
The State prosecutors presented nine witnesses to testify against Mr. Woyome.
The case is being heard at the Accra High Court presided over by His Lordship Justice John Ajet-Nassam.
The Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong has been in court to support the prosecution team since Mr. Woyome opened his defence in court.