- Alfred Woyome has been attacked by an angry man at the Achimota Mall who demanded he, Mr. Woyome, refunded the judgement debt
- The scuffle is noted to have caused the police to intervene
Embattled businessman Alfred Agbeshi Woyome got attacked at the Achimota Shopping Mall in Accra by an angry man who blamed him for duping the state in the sum of GHC51.2 million.
Eyewitness accounts reveal that the angry man pounced on the businessman while he was seated with his family at the eatery having a meal - charging Alfred Woyome to 'cough out the money.'
“While Mr Woyome was enjoying his meal, the man stood at a distance and watched him for some time, after which he approached him to find out whether he was the Woyome who had defrauded the state. Immediately Mr Woyome confirmed his identity, the gentleman pounced on him shouting, ‘you are the one who spent our money. We will collect our money today,” the eyewitness recounted.
The embarrassing scuffle is said to have seen Woyome's wife denying that her husband was actually Woyome though Mr Woyome himself admitted of being the one.
The action of the man frightened Woyome and the family as several shoppers were supporting the man, but later he also grabbed the attacker in the neck and attempted to pull him outside the mall.
While the man was being taken away to the Mile 7 police Station, Mr Woyome and the rest of the family abandoned their food, sat in a Hyundai Santa Fe black car with 2010 registration number and followed up to the station.
Alfred Woyome has been found not guilty of causing financial loss to the state by an Appeals Court following the GHC51 million judgment debt paid to him by the state. The three-member Appeals Court panel chaired by Justice Victor Ofoe unanimously dismissed have therefore dismissed all Criminal charges stating that State Prosecutors (including the Attorney General) failed to establish allegations of fraud against him.