LIKE SERIOUSLY? Woyome Acquitted And Discharged In GHC 51.2 Million Judgement Debt Case

woyomeBusinessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome has been acquitted and discharged on two counts of defrauding by false pretence and causing financial loss to the state.

According to Daily Graphic’s Mabel Aku Baneseh, the court said the state failed to prove he fraudulently obtained GHC51.2 million.

Mr Justice John Ajet-Nasam, the presiding judge, took on the prosecution for failing to call former Attorney-General, Mrs Betty Mould Iddrisu, Rex Magnus Danquah, Ebo Barton Odro, Paul Asimenu, Samuel Nerquaye-Tetteh and others who all had given written opinion that Woyome was entitled to the claim.

He said the State had also failed to put up a defence when Woyome went to the Commercial Court and, therefore, found it absurd for the state to turn around and accuse Woyome of causing financial loss.

The Judge queried, “where lies the charge of causing financial loss when the state failed to fight the case on its merit at the Commercial Court?”

He also said there were inconsistencies in the evidence led by the prosecution’s witness.

Based on the foregoing, the court said there was no legal basis for Woyome to be convicted. 

Immediately after the judgement, an elated Woyome was whisked away from court

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