An aide to businessman Alfred Woyome, Seth Dogbey, has stressed that Mr. Amidu?s explanations of his level of involvement in the payment of judgement debts to his client, are just lies.
According to him, Mr Amidu?s inconsistent recollection of the facts of the case, is a cause for worry.
Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu in a statement on Monday stated that contrary to assertions that he supervised the payment of a substantial part of the GHC 51 million paid as judgment debt to businessman Alfred Woyome, there was nothing he could have done to ?stop payments of monies which were authorized before I was appointed to the office.?
Below is a copy of the statement released by Mr. Seth Dogbey
1. He wrote to the Supreme Court that he knew of this case only on the 26th December, 2011, and now he is saying the first time the matter came to his attention was on 8th November, 2011 when he read the Solicitor-General?s memo? This is a palpable lie. In fact, documents tendered in court shows that the Solicitor-General wrote to Martin Amidu on the 3rd November, 2011.
2. The Solicitor-General in the said memo never asked Martin Amidu to order the withdrawal of the case from the High Court which he refused to do. The SG in the said memo was rather informing him that the State Attorney?s handling the case have complained of the weak nature of their case? Amidu minuted the memo saying he did not assign them and he is not the one to take them out of it. He said he did not order the trial of the case, and concluded by saying that he does not intend to countermand his predecessor?s instructions? Why was he blaming Mrs. Betty Mould over the place, calling her names?
3. Why is Martin Amidu constantly mentioning the name of Kojo Tsikata as his mentor, advisor, and someone who seem to know about his movements and intentions in this matter?
4. Martin Amidu was previously insulting Mr. Samuel Nerquaye Tetteh, the Chief State Attorney and Mr. Adadevoh, the Snr. State Attorney, how come he now think they will serve better as witnesses for the State in this same matter?
5. Did Mr. Akpadzind & co. lie in the ?cooked? EOCO Report when they told Ghanaians the late Prez. Prof. J.E.A. Mills tried to stop payment two times? Evidence from the court has rather proved that Mrs. Betty Mould copied the then Chief of Staff every memo and decision by her ministry and other ministries and consultants dealing with the claim b4 payments were made? And at no point did anybody from the presidencytrytostoppayment.
Mr. Akpadzi should come clean and tell Ghanaians how he got that information which even indicted the late Prez. May He Rest In Peace.
6. Is Martin Amidu saying he couldn?t have stopped the payment at the time he was appointed the A-G because he was not the one who initiated the payment process?
What signal does this send to investors and the business community?
Will Ghana not be the ultimate loser due to the vicious and wicked agenda?s of some people who think they alone are Ghanaians?
Time Will Tell?