The Supreme Court has adjourned a suit seeking a review of its decision to allow citizen vigilante Martin Amidu to orally examine embattled businessman Alfred Woyome.
Martin Amidu, was scheduled to interrogate the embattled businessman over how he intends to pay back the GHc 51 million judgment debt unlawfully paid to him.
But Mr. Woyome’s lawyers subsequently filed two writs in the Supreme Court seeking a review of an earlier decision that would have allowed Mr. Amidu to examine Alfred Woyome.
One of these applications was praying the Supreme Court to review the ruling of the court presided over by Justice Enin Yeboah a week ago that permitted the oral examination.
The second application was a request for a stay of proceedings to enable the court to determine the motion for review. A stay of proceedings is a ruling by the court in civil and criminal procedure, halting further legal process in a trial or other legal proceedings. Justice Yeboah had approved Martin Amidu’s request to orally examine Alfred Agbesi Woyome, the man at the centre of the controversial GHC 51 million judgement debt saga.
Mr. Woyome was earlier ordered by the Supreme Court to appear in court for an oral examination over the controversial judgement debt saga.
The order followed an application filed by Mr. Amidu, praying the Supreme Court to allow him to orally examine Woyome, after the Attorney General (AG) discontinued the process to examine him. Justice Anin Yeboah, who gave the ruling argued that the applicant had the right to do that because he personally came to court to get a judgment to have Mr. Woyome pay back the GHc51 million cash he received as judgment debt.
The judge also indicated that, the application was granted because there was no evidence of execution before the court by the AG. Mr. Amidu’s action followed a move by the Attorney General’s (AG) office, led by the Minister for Justice, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, to discontinue an oral examination of Mr. Woyome, despite serving an earlier notice to do same.
This forced Mr. Amidu to file the application in court, in which he even alleged that President Mahama had ordered a discontinuation of the case because Mr. Woyome had threatened to expose officials of government and the NDC who benefited from the amount.