- Woyome has sadly revealed that he has to resort to representing himself in court
- According to him, no lawyer wants to represent him in court to argue his case against the auctioning of his properties
- He said all the lawyers felt humiliated to represent the case in court
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Embattled businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome has sadly revealed that he has to resort to representing himself in court as he did on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
According to him, no lawyer wants to represent him in court to argue his case against the auctioning of his properties meant to offset the GH¢46 million he owes the state.
In a report filed by YEN.com.gh, Woyome stood alone before a five-member panel, presided over by the Chief Justice , Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, to make his submissions.
When asked by the Chief Justice why he (Woyome) was not represented by a lawyer, Woyome answered that he had difficulties in engaging the services of a lawyer because “they all felt humiliated in the case”.
According to him, in the circumstances and due to the urgency of the application, he decided to file ad argue the application himself.
On July 29, 2014, the supreme court ordered Woyome to refund GH¢51.2 million to the state out of the money he got from the unconstitutional and invalid contract.
That money was paid to him for overseeing the construction of stadia for the 2008 African Cup of Nations.
The case leading to the Supreme Court decision was initiated by Martin Amidu, the current Special Prosecutor, in his capacity as a citizen of Ghana.
On March 1, 2016, Woyome prayed the court to give him three years to pay back the money but the court declined to grant his wish.
In a completely different news, the running mate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has stated that she is ever ready to battle it out with Vice President Mahama Bawumia, in a debate.
According to her, if the vice president debates her on the economy, she would also debate him on what she knows best; literature.
She made this statement when Nana Aba Anamoah questioned her if she was ready for a one-on-one debate with Bawumia.
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