General News of Thursday, 12 September 2019
Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has sued Attorney General Gloria Akuffo, construction company Waterville Holdings BVI Limited, and businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome in connection with a €47,365,624 judgement debt ruled in favour of the state.
The Supreme Court on 14 June 2013 directed the government of Ghana to retrieve the €47,365,624 paid to Waterville in the Amidu vs. Attorney-General, Waterville Holding (BVI) Ltd & Woyome case.
“It is more than one full year since an Arbitration Tribunal brought the arbitration proceedings in the Waterville Judgment Debt case to an end in a manner favourable to the Republic of Ghana”, Mr Amidu said in a statement.
“I am returning to court in my personal capacity as the only person with enough vested interest in the conclusion of the case after having procured the decision, orders and directions of the court contained in the judgment dated 14 June 2013”, he said.
“Even though I bring this application in my personal capacity as the Plaintiff/Applicant in the above case, I have since 23 February 2018 been the Special Prosecutor of Ghana with the mandate to prevent, investigate, prosecute, and recover assets and manage proceeds of corruption and corruption-related offences.
“Consequently, I am also at the time of filing this application responsible for preventing the non-enforcement of the court’s 2013 judgment, which was actuated by an unconstitutional create, loot, and share syndrome as lucidly and ably articulated in this court’s said judgment”, he said.