AG Can Still Pursue Woyome Case At Supreme Court-Lawyer

A Private Legal Practitioner, Yaw Oppong says, the State through the Attorney General can still pursue the Woyome case at the Supreme Court if it is not satisfied with the ruling of the Appeals court.

According to him, the discharge and acquittal of Woyome does not mean the Attorney General cannot pursue the case any longer.

Mr Oppong said justice has been served, adding that it is proof that the legal system offers opportunities for all citizens to make their case.

He said, this notwithstanding, what should be done is to recover the money the Supreme Court early on asked Mr Woyome to refund.

Meanwhile, Lead Counsel for Alfred Agbesi Woyome, Ken Anku, says his client believes justice has been served in the Appeal’s Court ruling.

He said Mr Woyome is a happy man who believes in the justice system.

He told Radio Ghana that he does not believe the current situation will change, saying his client has a strong case.

The State has failed in its appeal against the High Court’s acquittal and discharge of businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome over the GH¢51.2 million judgement debt.

The three member panel of judges of the Court of Appeal dismissed the application filed by the Attorney General to set aside the High Court’s decision.

Mr Woyome was charged with defrauding by false pretences and causing financial loss to the state.

The trial judge, Justice John Ajet Nasam however acquitted and discharged Mr Woyome for no wrong doing.

The Attorney General not satisfied with the judgement, filed an appeal to set aside the decision over claims that the Presiding Judge erred in law when he stated that the prosecution woefully failed to establish any case against Mr Woyome when a prima facie case had been established against him.

The Court of Appeal has also upheld the decision of the High Court saying there was no miscarriage of justice in the judgement and accordingly dismissed the State’s appeal.



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