Lawyer begs judge for ‘sick’ Woyome to take medicine in court

Lawyer begs judge for ‘sick’ Woyome to take medicine in court

- Lawyer Ken Anku today in court had to ask for permission for Woyome to take his medicine

- He claims Mr Woyome has not been in good health and has not work ever since 2012

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The embattled NDC financier, Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome, appeared in court today to answer to some questions on his cross examination by some state Attorney.

Lawyer begs judge for ‘sick’ Woyome to take medicine in court

Alfred Agbesi Woyome

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But in the middle of his oral examination on how he intends to repay the GHc51million judgment debt wrongfully paid to him, Mr woyome was given a break so he could take to some medication.

During the oral examination process by the Deputy Attorney General, Godfred Dame, the lead lawyer for the businessman Ken Anku, asked for the courts permission for to allow his client to take to his medication, insisting his client was not in good health.

Lawyer Ken Anku, also told the court that Mr Woyome since 2012 have not been able to engage in any business since 2012.

He also insisted that, the then vibrant businessman lost all his business clients, partners in 2012 after his arrest because he spent almost all his time in court fighting cases.

Mr Woyome also told the court that, though one of his companies, AAW management Consulting Services, was established in 2016, the company has not engage in any business.

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The NDC man in his oral examination described as inaccurate the decision by State Attorney to haul him before the Supreme Court over the GHc51million judgment debt.

In his response to some question, told the court that he felt being victimized by the state since there has been an agreed payment plan between himself and the Attorney General department on the matter.

The Supreme Court in few weeks ago placed an embargo on shares of eleven companies of Mr Woyome. Companies affected by the charge included Anator Holding Company Limited, AAW Management Consulting Services, Anator Construction Company Limited, Green Township Security Services Company Limited, Woyome Brothers International Limited, Stewise Anator Company limited and Stewise Shipping Compan Limited.

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The Attorney General Department, in the oral examination is seeking to find out from businessman whether he has property to satisfy the debts, and the manner in which he used the judgment debt money paid him, among others.

The judgment debt saga, traces back to 2008 where Mr. Woyome was paid GHc 51 million after claiming he helped Ghana raise funds to construct stadia for the hosting of the 2008 African Cup of Nations.

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However, an Auditor General’s report released in 2010, held that the amount was paid illegally to Mr Woyome in connivance with some NDC government officials under the Prof. Mills administration.

Subsequently, the Supreme Court in 2014 ordered Mr. Woyome to pay back the money to the state, after a former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, challenged the legality of the payments.

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