A-G’s poor show set Woyome free – lawyer

Mr. Alfred Agbesi Woyome would not be a free man today if the Attorney General had done her work well, Member of Parliament for Okaikoi Central, Patrick Boamah has suggested.

The businessman was Thursday discharged of two counts of causing financial loss to the State and defrauding by false pretence after he was accused of illegally receiving 51 million cedis for his role in the construction of stadia for the CAN 2008 tournament held in Ghana.

Presiding judge John Ajet-Nassam said the State failed to prove its case in the 51 million cedi judgment debt case it brought against him.

Patrick Boamah, who is also a lawyer agreed with the trial judge that the prosecution did a disservice to the people of Ghana.

“I think the AG did a poor job in not doing enough to establish or prove all the main ingredients in all the charges that they levelled against Mr. Woyome.”

He therefore charged the Attorney General, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong to appeal against the court’s decision otherwise “the good people of this country will not forgive the AG”.

In his assessment, the Okaikoi Central MP said today’s ruling “is a sad day in our criminal jurisprudence”. 

Meanwhile, Mr. Woyome’s lawyers say they are ready to contest the State against the retrieval of the 51 million Ghana cedi judgment debt at the appeals court.

He said his client knew he had not committed any offence, and was confident the State had no case.

“They have failed, we have won,” he stated, relished the ruling.

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