-The Supreme Court has asked State Attorneys to go ahead with their efforts to retrieve the GHC51.2m paid to Alfred Woyome
- The ruling is a snub of another ruling by the African Human Rights Court over the matter
Ghana's Supreme Court has ruled for the continuation of processes to retrieve the GHC51.2 million illegally paid to businessman Alfred Woyome despite last Friday's order by the African Human Rights Court staying any such move.
The Tanzania-based African Court on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) ruled to suspend all efforts, and “take all appropriate measures to maintain the status quo and avoid the property being sold’’ until a case brought before it by Mr Woyome was determined.
But according to the Supreme Court, the ACHPR does not have the jurisdiction over Ghana’s constitutional mandate, hence dismissed an application for stay of proceedings filed by Mr Woyome to stop the Attorney General from orally examining him on the amount.
In a ruling on Tuesday, November 28, the five member panel unanimously held that Woyome’s application for stay of proceedings lacked merit.
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