The Attorney-General (A-G), Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong seems to have angered the chiefs and the elders of the Agave State in the Volta Region which has made them taken a swipe at her office for what they termed her “brutal and stubborn determination” to criminalise businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome.
The businessman was directed by the Supreme Court to refund GH¢51.2 million for which he is alleged to have fraudulently robbed the state of, though the High Court and the Court of Appeal cleared him of any wrongdoing.
The Attorney-General’s office has put in processes aimed at recovering the money some of which include putting up the businessman’s properties for auction although ownership of some of the properties is in dispute.
Torgbe Kowu Adzowe VII, led his people at a press conference where they expressed their displeasure at the action by the AG’s office.
The statement read: “We are outraged by the brutal and stubborn determination of the Attorney-General of the Republic of Ghana, Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong, to resort to every means possible to frustrate and criminalise our son, Consul Alfred Agbesi Woyome, even though the High Court (Criminal Division) and the Appeal Court have cleared him of all and/or any criminal charges as brought against him by the state.”
They were livid with how the AG made the decision of the Supreme Court attract the attention of the media.
They said: “It seems the Attorney-General’s motives are different from just the money, hence her constant questionable posture to have Consul Woyome criminalised at all cost possible, using her political power gotten through her appointment.”
The chiefs and elders further stated that as traditional leaders and elders of the Agave State, they were appalled by such posture by the AG.
They stated: “We are appalled by the AG against our Royal son who has been very supportive and working hard to uplift the living standards of our people in the Agave State and beyond, especially the large number of unemployed youth, while the NDC, the party he belongs to and openly supports, as well as the government, looks on unconcerned”.
They therefore said they needed to make their voices heard as the people, especially the youth of Agave were angry against the state.