Attorney General rejects Woyome's request to settle judgement debt in installment

Attorney General rejects Woyome's request to settle judgement debt in installment

- The Attorney-General (AG) has rejected the request of embattled businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, to pay his outstanding ¢46.6 million debt owed the state in installment

- This follows a letter by lawyers for the defendant who has so far paid only ¢4.6 million of the ¢51.2 million judgement debt wrongly paid to him

- Mr Woyome was paid ¢51 million for helping Ghana raise funds to construct stadia for purposes of hosting the CAN 2008 Nations Cup

The Office of the Attorney General has refused to accept Alfred Agbesi Woyome’s plea to negotiate his judgement debt.

The embattled business man had written three separate letters to the Attorney General demanding a negotiation meeting.

In his first letter, dated July 3, 2019, Mr. Woyome said he wanted to meet the Attorney General’s Team to negotiate the outstanding judgement debt.

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In his other letter, he proposed an affidavit in support of a Stay of Execution and payment by installments and requested a meeting with the Attorney General to discuss terms of the affidavit.

However, a statement signed by the Deputy Attorney General, Godfred Dame, said Mr. Woyome’s requests have been rejected.

Mr. Woyome has been involved in a long-standing legal tussle with the state, following an attempt to retrieve GHc51.2 million paid to him by government in 2008.

The businessman was paid ¢51 million for helping Ghana raise funds to construct stadia for purposes of hosting the CAN 2008 Nations Cup.

However, the payment was later declared as unmerited and illegal by an Auditor General's report released in 2010.

In August 2018, the embattled businessman moved to pay ¢4.6 million of the debt he owed the State.

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Source: Yen

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