- An Appeals court has thrown out an application seeking to overturn the High Courts ruling in favour of Mr. Alfred Agbesi Woyome
- Meanwhile, Alfred Agbesi Woyome has hailed the ruling of the three justices of the Court of Appeal, upholding his acquittal by the High Court last year, in the Ghc51 million judgement debt paid to him
- The Supreme Court, however, has ordered Mr. Woyome to refund the GHC 51.2m paid him by the state
An Appeals court in Accra has dismissed an application by the Attorney General seeking to overturn the
High Court’s acquittal of businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome as far as criminal charges against him, in connection with the fraudulent payment of GHS51.2 million by the state to him, were concerned.
According to the court of Appeal, the appeal did not have any merit due to the fact that the AG could not provide sufficient evidence to have the initial ruling dismissed.
In the ruling the three-member panel affirmed the decision by the High Court.
Speaking to the media after the hearing, Mr. Alfred Woyome said he has forgiven all those individuals who insulted him because of the GHC 51m judgment debt wrongfully paid him.
“Today all those who have insulted me because of false information I have forgiven them,” he said.
“I have only one thing to say. The only thing I have to say is that, I believe in the Lord God almighty, for four and a half years, this judgment is comprehensive, take it and read it.
“It has everything in it so I am encouraging you to believe in your God first and also believe in the court system…no matter what happens truth will not hide,” Mr. Woyome added.
The controversial payment was made under the tenure of Mrs. Mould Iddrisu as Attorney General. Woyome was arrested on February 3, 2012 after the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), which had been commissioned by President John Evans Atta Mills to investigate the payment to him, had implicated him for wrongdoing.