DEMAND FOR YOUR RESIGNATION/STEPPING ASIDE AS AN ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA IN THE CASE OF THE REPUBLIC VRS ALFRED AGBESI WOYOME (SUIT NO. FTRM 115/12)
I was served by a bailiff of the High Court, Mr Dzokoto, accompanied by three other staff from the Attorney General’s Department with a notice of appeal in the criminal case entitled the Republic vrs Alfred Agbesi Woyome which was decided yesterday in my favour.
I was acquitted and discharged.
In as much as I am not against the decision of the State to appeal, I am particularly against your conduct and public utterances during the trail and after the judgment.
I find it difficult to reconcile your decision to involve yourself directly in this criminal case and notice of appeal you have authorized to be issued and served on me. It is a fact that you and your clients received approximately one million dollars equivalent in Ghana Cedis from the said judgement debt you now so much criminalized and want me jailed for. The Cedi equivalent was GHC 1,474,393.00 through an Agricultural Development Bank cheque number 727324 dated 06/10/11 in the joint names of Ray and Ingeborg Smith.
Evidence of receipt of the payments was provided by your firm as an attachment to documents filed by your firm in another case between us in the High Court. I have attached a copy to this letter.
This case has ran approximately three and half years and you have had all the opportunity to prove any case against my person; more so as you know that the default judgment was negotiated between myself and the Attorney General together with officials of the Presidency with the knowledge of then Chief of Staff who was copied with every correspondence.
The negotiated judgment debt was filed at the Registry of the High Court as a consent judgment.
The Government of Ghana showed bad faith thereafter and filed a motion to set aside what have been filed at the Registry.
Thereafter, there was a ruling two times in my favor and the Government represented by the Attorney General was ordered to pay GHC 17,094,493.53.
Your department having fulfilled the payment of the GHC 17,094,493.5317 million and went ahead and paid the rest of the amount in trenches after a pre-trial conference.
Your firm, Lithur Brew & Co. knowing about the above occurrence demanded to be paid an amount of over a million dollars on behalf of your client. I duly paid your firm: evidence of which is attached.
Your firm, Lithur Brew & Co. actually represented the other Directors of M-Powapak and Austro Invest.
Your firm Lithur Brew & Co. further filed a suit for and on behalf of Austro Invest, a suit you later discontinued. You subsequently became Attorney General of the Republic of Ghana.
My confusion is as a result of your insistence that the fruit from the judgment of a competent court of jurisdiction, in fact, a judgment debt is criminal.
You are a beneficiary of that fruit which you are seeking so hard to taint.
It is my firm belief that another Attorney General should be the one pursuing this issue further since you are wearing a biased lens in making decision concerning this case.
I further believe that with this biased lens, you cannot properly and fairly advise the Government of Ghana on this issue of exercising the constitutional rights of an Attorney General as stated in article 88 of the 1992 Constitution vis-Ã -vis my rights under the same Constitution of the Republic of Ghana as a citizen.
I am humbly appealing to you to step aside or resign totally as an Attorney General for another person to pursue the appeal in the interest of justice.
Alfred Agbesi Woyome
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