- The Supreme Court has thrown out Woyome's review application
- It is likely he will face the Supreme Court for his oral examination July 24
The Supreme Court has today dismissed an attempt by embattled businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome to stop State Attorneys from cross-examine him on his fraudulently acquired GHc51million judgment debt case.
The Supreme Court today in a three-member panel ruling, presided over by Justices William Atuguba said, Mr Woyome’s review application was "misconceived" and therefore, unanimously dismissed the case.
The NDC top financier, filed a writ at the Supreme Court to block an earlier ruling from same court for allowing Attorney General department cross-examine him on how he spent the GHc51million fraudulently paid to him by the NDC administration.
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.
Lawyers of Mr Woyome wanted the court to reverse an earlier decision of a single justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Anthony A. Benin, for the businessman to be orally examined and also for an embargo placed on his shares in 11 companies in the country.
It is now obvious that, with today’s dismissal of his review application, the road has now been cleared for the NDC man to face the highly anticipated oral examination slated for July 24, 2017.
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