Ghana’s apex court has cleared former Attorney General Martin Amidu to cross-examine the embattled business man Alfred Woyome in relation to the GHC51 million judgement debt saga.
The Supreme Court gave its ruling on today 16 November 2016 and ordered that both parties appear in court on 24 November 2016.
The ruling, was to been given yesterday but was deferred to today by Justice Anin Yeboah, who through the court registrar conveyed the rescheduled date with no reasons attached.
Mr Amidu filed an application to that effect over a week ago. He said in a statement: “…I have this morning, 4th November, 2016, filed an application at the Supreme Court for leave to examine the judgment debtor as the citizen public interest plaintiff in favour of whom the case was decided for the Republic of Ghana.”
Mr Amidu’s action followed a move by the Attorney General to discontinue oral examination of Mr Woyome.
The AG’s notice said: “Please take notice that the 1st Defendant Judgment Creditor [Attorney General] herein has this day [26th day of October 2016] discontinued the present application to orally examine the 3rd defendant Judgment Debtor [Alfred Agbesi Woyome] with liberty to reapply.”
Before filing his application, Mr Amidu said: “I have examined the circumstances surrounding the government’s reluctance to enforce the judgment and orders of the court with the seriousness which the matter deserves. I share the view expressed by objective and reasonable members of the public that because the government was the 1st defendant/respondent against whom the Supreme Court made declarations of unconstitutional conduct in paying the judgment debt to Alfred Agbesi Woyome, the government has been pretending for purely political reasons at each turn to take steps to enforce the judgment and orders of the court only to deliberately abort them.
“I agree that the government’s objective has always been to create the appearance and impression in the minds of the unsuspecting public that it is complying with the enforcement orders. The Attorney General’s latest application to discontinue the government’s application to examine its financier, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, is one more such trick to deceive the public and obstruct the course of justice.”
Meanwhile the clearing of Amidu to examine Woyome has brought joy to some members of the opposition NPP as some are of the view that retrieving the fraudulent money from Woyome has been long over due. NewsGhana will be updating its readers on this development.