General News of Friday, 13 March 2015
A former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Betty Mould-Iddrissu, has been advised to start preparing to go to jail for her role in the Woyome scandal, should the New Patriotic Party (NPP) come to power.
The warning was issued by NPP MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, when he reacted to news that the NDC financier, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, had been freed by an Accra High Court.
The threat against the current NDC vice chairperson, Ken Agyapong said, was in order because he believes the politician with the help of other persons, then in government, conspired and paid huge the judgement debt to Woyome.
“As for Betty-Mould, she must prepare to go to jail when the table turns, we would jail her…,” he repeatedly said on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem show on Friday.
An Accra High Court presided over by Justice John Ajet-Nassam on Thursday March 12, 2015 acquitted and discharged Mr. Woyome, who was facing trial for causing financial loss to the state and defrauding the state by false pretense.
The judge in his ruling said state prosecutors did a shoddy job and failed to provide enough evidence to back its claims.
Kennedy Agyapong claims the former A-G, knowing the extent of her ‘criminal involvement’ in the payment of the Ghc51 million to the NDC financier, intentionally fought tooth and nail to be elected into the executive of the NDC in the belief that she would be protected, but this shield would be torn away when the NPP assumes office.
Mrs. Mould-Iddrissu, he claimed, as part of further shielding her crime, has been sourcing funds from South Africa to fund the campaign of President John Dramani Mahama.
He said he was, however, unmoved by the judgment in favour of Mr. Alfred Woyome, insisting posterity would judge government and the A-G department over the trial.