- The oral examination is being led by a deputy attorney general, Godfred Dame
- Mr. Woyome, challenging the State’s motion seeking an order to orally examine him on how he spent the 51 million cedis paid to him illegally
The Attorney General Gloria Akuffo is set to begin her oral examination of businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome today, July 24, 2017.
Mr Woyome has been engaged in a legal tussle with the state following an ‘illegal’ 51 million cedis paid to him in 2008.
The businessman has subsequently been in and out of court after the Supreme Court ordered him to pay back the money in full after a petition from former Attorney General Martin Amidu challenged the legitimacy of the payment.
The case seemed to have died off after former Minister for Justice under the erstwhile Mahama administration, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, decided to discontinue it.
However, following a change of government, Mr Woyome has again found himself in court and is scheduled to be orally examined by the Attorney-General Justice Gloria Akuffo today.
Mr Woyome had earlier sought to challenge a motion from the Attorney-General seeking to orally examine him for the GHc 51 million he received nine years ago, but his application was quashed.
He will now face the Attorney-General, as she begins an enquiry into his sources of income, and how to retrieve the money.
Mr Woyome was paid a whopping GHc 51 million for a contract which demanded that he helped renovate and construct some stadia for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations hosted in Ghana.
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