Embattled businessman and bank roller of the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alfred Agbesi Woyome is slated to be processed for his final judgement over the fraudulent receipt of GH¢51.2 million from government on the 10th of March, 2016, media reports do show.
Checks by Daily Guide in Accra does show that both Alfred Woyome and the state were briefed on the new date by the Appeals Court in one of their recent sittings. The presiding Appeal Court judge, Justice Victor Ofoe, had at the last hearing ordered the principal state attorney in the case, Mrs. Yvonne Obuobisa, to file a reply to a submission by Woyome and she is believed to have filed the submission based on which a judgment date has been fixed.
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Meanwhile, the Attorney General, Marrietta Brew Oppong has pleaded the courts for Alfred Woyome to be convicted of the crime of fraud and if found guilty, he faces not less than five years’ imprisonment term.While the state is calling on the court to quash a High Court judgement which freed Woyome from any wrongdoing in the GH¢51.2 million, counsel for Woyome is praying the court to dismiss the state’s appeal.
A 72-page submission filed by the prosecution is asking the Court of Appeal to curtail Woyome’s freedom and imprison him accordingly on the grounds that the trial judge erred in law in acquitting and discharging the businessman of defrauding by false pretenses and causing financial loss to the state.