Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome, a businessman at the centre of a judgment debt pay out scandal, was arrested by the Police on Friday, a police source told the Ghana News Agency.

He arrest was recommended by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) which issued its interim report on the matter to President John Evans Atta Mills on Thursday.
Mr Woyome is being held at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Police Headquarters in Accra, where scores of National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters have besieged and demanding his immediate release.
Three of the supporters, all women, have been arrested for rowdy behaviour.
Dr Kwabena Adjei, National Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), and Mr Richard Quashigah, Propaganda Secretary of the party, were also at the Police Headquarters.
Mr Woyome was arrested on his way to work in the morning and was virtually forced out of his car in traffic.
He had resigned his position as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBBSI) to allow for investigations into the matter.
Police sources said Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrissu, Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, as well as Senior Officials of the Attorney General’s Department and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, would also be invited for questioning in connection with the report.
Mr Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Information, speaking to newsmen confirmed that Mr Woyome was arrested on the orders of President Mills.
He said: “President Mills ordered the arrest and this is one of the series of actions to be taken” and would not discuss subsequent actions but when such actions were undertaken, the general public would be informed.
Mr Okudzeto-Ablakwa indicated that President Mills was on top of the issues and would always maintain his integrity to ensure that his reputation was not impugned and will ensure that whoever was involved in this scandal faced the full rigours of the law.
“Today’s incident is one of the series of actions the President has outlined and this is just the beginning to ensure that the interest of public is served,” he added.
“President Mills is on top of the situation and there is no cause for alarm and whoever is mentioned in the report will be called for questioning adding, nobody will escape the net.” GNA


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