Businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome, who is facing trial for a GH¢51.2 million judgement debt, says he feels the country’s highest court, Supreme Court, is making him a scape goat.
He has, therefore, appealed to the Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood, to intervene. “I am really being persecuted.
I am being oppressed by the apex court in the land. And it is worrying, very much worrying….”
Mr Woyome expressed these sentiments on Wednesday, November 16 in a Facebook Live interview after the Supreme Court ruled that former Attorney General and Minister of Justice Martin Alamisi Amidu can orally examine, on Thursday, November 24. “What is more alarming about this issue is Martin Alamisi Amidu understands clearly that Alfred Agbesi Woyome never sued the court on an inoperative agreement signed in 2006.
No,” Mr Woyome explained. “He knew that Alfred Agbesi Woyome sued or went to court on abrogated tender process that had received approval in 2005.”
He insisted that Mr Amidu “misinformed” the judges of the Supreme Court and they have been misled. “This matter was not supposed to be like this but for certain people.
Am I the only judgement debtor in this country?” he wondered, adding that others’ will come out after the loads of work by Sole Commissioner Yaw Apau. He says he will defend himself with the last drop of his blood and will challenge Wednesday’s ruling by Justice Anin Yeboah.
‘Propaganda, lies & vilification’
Mr Woyome has been standing trial since 2011 for receiving millions of Cedis for an abrogated contract between the government of Ghana and Astro Invest, who were contracted then to refurbish two existing stadia in time for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. “The propaganda, the lies [and] the vilification on a fellow citizen like yours is too much.
Five years is enough. If there were any iota of truth, they should have got it,” the supposed financier of the ruling party bashed the Court.
He said since the case started he has not been working though coughing up over GH¢200,000 in damages to separate rulings ahead of judgement. “I feel that the Supreme Court is against me.”