General News of Friday, 1 December 2017
A top member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), is asking an embattled businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, to blow the cover of all NDC officials who benefited from his GHC51.2 million judgement debt cash.
According to Bernard Allotey Jacobs, Alfred Woyome has wasted a lot of time in court and the time has come for him to refund the fraudulent judgement debt to the state.
Speaking on Accra-based Peace FM on Thursday, the NDC man insisted that it’s now obvious Woyome is resorting to delay tactics to in order to avoid the Supreme Court ruling.
Allotey Jacobs in his submission, stressed that from all indications, Alfred Woyome appears to have squandered the GHC51.2 million judgment debt cash. The NDC Chairman added that the businessman must be bold and drop the names of all individuals who benefited from the sharing of the fraudulent cash.
“If he has squandered the monies, he must pay up, as simple as ABC. He should also mention names if he disbursed some to other people,” Allotey Jacobs fumed. Mr Agbesi Woyome is standing trial at the Supreme Court for defrauding the state to the tune of GHC51.2 million under false pretences.
The NDC government under the late President Evans Atta Mills awarded the fraudulent judgment debt to Woyome. Though the Supreme Court ruled on the matter against Woyome, and demanded him to refund the cash back to the state under the John Mahama administration, not much effort was made to retrieve the money.
Lawyers of the NDC financier however, filed an application at the Court to stay proceedings, as well as to curtail efforts by the state to evaluate his properties until a determination by the African Court on Human and People’s Rights in Tanzania.
The application was filed in January this year when the government of Ghana decided to sell his properties to offset the GHC51.2 million judgement debt. Although the African Court had ordered the government of Ghana to halt attempts to retrieve the money, it was short-lived as Ghana’s Supreme decided to set aside the order.
In a unanimous decision, judges dismissed the motion to arrest the judgement of the Supreme Court for lacking legal merit and factual basis.