- President Nana Akufo-Addo says Woyome case will eventually come to an end
- He says there will come a day where Woyome can no longer run away from the Supreme Court
President Akufo-Addo has served notice that, his government will make good use of all necessary legal weapons available to ensure that the state get justices in the infamous GHc 51.2million judgment debt case involving businessman, Afred Agbesi Woyome.
According to the President, the wheels of justice grinds slowly but his government will pursue the matter thoroughly as far as the litany of legal issues are concerned.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) financier, Alfred Agbesi Woyome is standing a trial at the Supreme Court for allegedly defrauding the state to the tune of GHc51.2million under the NDC administration.
The embattled businessman, recently succeeded in filing a writ to reverse an earlier ruling by the Supreme Court, granting application by State Attorneys to cross-examining him orally on how he spent the whooping GHc51.2million wrongfully paid to him.
Mr Woyome in his writ argued that, Article 134 (b) of the 1992 Constitution gives him the opportunity to apply for a stay of Supreme Court decision by asking that a panel of three Justices vary, discharge and or reverse the order.
Article 134 (b) of the 1992 constitution stipulates that: ‘A single Justice of the Supreme Court may exercise power vested in the Supreme Court not involving the decision of the cause or matter before the Supreme Court, except that;
(b) in civil matters, any order, direction or decision made or given under this article may be varied, discharged or reversed by the Supreme Court constituted by three Justices of the Supreme Court.
An argument, the Deputy Attorney General has rubbished, claiming provisions cited by Agbesi Woyome upon which he filed the application does not apply, since the State is merely attempting to enforce an earlier judgment of the same Supreme Court.
But Nana Akufo-Addo in his media encounter today, told journalists that, there will eventually be a day of reckoning for Agbesi Woyome, where he can no longer run away from his shadows.
“Woyome’s money is a subject of all kinds of legal processes, those legal processes some day will come to an end. I know there will come a day for reckoning on that matter,” the president insisted at the Flagstaff House.
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