-The Supreme Court has described as frivolous an order against Alfred Woyome to refund to the state, the controversial 51.2 million cedis judgement debt.
- The complainant, Yusif Fanash Muhammed, has been ordered to withdraw his court order
- Meanwhile President Mahama has revealed the court order has affected the ongoing process against Alfred Woyome
A suit filed for the reversal of the court order for businessman Alfred Woyome to refund to the state, 51.2 million cedis paid to him as judgement debt has been thrown out by the Supreme Court.
The suit filed by Abdulai Yusif Fanash Muhammed has been described as frivolous by the Supreme court as the judges have compelled the said complainant to withdraw his case. The ruling was premised on the basis that the alleged contract, which was the ground for the payment of the judgment debt to Waterville, following its alleged illegal termination, contravened Article 181 (5) of the 1992 Constitution, which required such contracts to go to Parliament for approval. The same court ruled that Mr Woyome did not merit the GHS51.2 million based on similar grounds.
Meanwhile, Alfred Woyome has promised to refund the said money by the end of 2015 as in March last year, his lead counsel, Sarfo Boabeng, told the nine-member Supreme Court panel that heard the AG’s application for the retrieval of the money that his client had already resolved to make the payment at the end of 2015.
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President Mahama has also revealed in a media briefing with journalists that Abdulai Muhammed’s action frustrated processes by the AG to retrieve the money from Mr Woyome.