Woyome’s Application affront to Constitution- Deputy AG

The Deputy Attorney General and Minister of Justice has described an Application by Embattled Businessman, Alfred Woyome to the Supreme Court seeking a stay of proceedings at the Supreme Court due to the Pendency of a case he has submitted to the African Court of People and Human Rights (ACoPHR) as an affront to the 1992 Constitution.

Lawyer for Mr. Woyome, Osafo Boaben argued that the Supreme Court ought to rule that all proceedings in Ghana should cease until the African Court For People and Human Rights has given its ruling in respect of the Application before them.

In his Oral submissions before the Supreme Court to oppose the Application, Lawyer Godfred Dame Yeboah submitted that the African Court of People and Human Rights cannot exercise jurisdiction over the Supreme Court of Ghana.

To that end, the Deputy Attorney General prayed the Five member Supreme Court panel presided over by Justice Jones Dotse to dismiss the Application and order the applicant to avail himself for his oral examination to continue.

The Justice Jones Dotse led panel has subsequently set November 28, 2017 for its ruling on the Application.

By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Wilberforce Asare