Woyome freed again

woyome-alfredAn Appeals Court has dismissed an appeal seeking to overturn the discharge and acquittal of businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome, by a high court in the GHȻ51.28 million judgment debt saga.

Woyome was acquitted and discharged by a high court on charges of defrauding by false pretences and has maintained that the judgment debt he obtained was in relation to financial engineering role he played for the Government of Ghana through Bank of Austria, which government failed to approve, even though no money was paid by the Austrian bank.

According to the appeals court, the Appeal did not have any merit due to the fact that the AG could not provide sufficient evidence to have the initial ruling dismissed.

The controversial payment was made under the tenure of Mrs. Mould Iddrisu as Attorney General.

Woyome was arrested on February 3, 2012, after the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), which had been commissioned by President John Evans Atta Mills to investigate the payment to him, had implicated him for wrongdoing.



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