Former Attorney General and anti corruption crusader Martin Amidu has disclosed that the current government never wanted business man Alfred Woyome to be convicted as the public was made to believe.
According to him, the Mahama led administration was very happy when Justice Ajet Nasam , who has been implicated i the Anas judicial corruption scandal tape acquitted and discharged Mr. Woyome of all charges leveled against by the state. Mr Alfred Woyome was arrested and charged with defrauding by false pretences, and causing financial loss to the state between 2009 and 2010 as regarding the payment of of some GHC51 million for the construction of three football fields as parts of Ghana’s preparation for the CAN 2008.
the arrest of Mr. Woyome came with the freezing of his accounts and assets both home and abroad as the state initiated a legal battle to imprison him for the charges and apparently seek for the refund of the money which was paid him under the administration of former attorney general, Madam Betty Mould-Iddrusu and her deputy Ebo Barton Odro.
However he was acquitted and discharged of all counts of defrauding by false pretences and causing financial loss to the state by embattled judge justice Ajet Nasam who in his remarks said, the prosecution failed to prove that Woyome fraudulently drained the country’s coffers off GHC51 million. Justices Nasam also indicated the the absence of key witnesses like Madam Mould-Iddrisu and her deputy, Samuel Nerquaye-Tetteh and other to testify in the case inured to the favor of Woyome.
Mocking government’s appeal against the judgement, Martin Amidu said, government in no way ever wanted Woyome to be convicted and that the appeal is merely for window dressing. He intimated that the judicial scandal has implications on the Ajet Nasam judgement on the case as the validity of the judgement is now questionable, hence the Court of Appeal must put that into consideration.