AG serves Woyome with appeal notice

The Attorney General’s department has served businessman Alfred Woyome with a writ of appeal to the High Court judgment that set him free Thursday,  Starr News  has gathered.

The appeal was served on the businessman Friday evening.

A copy of the appeal cited by  Starr News  noted: “That the judge erred in law when he stated that the prosecution had woefully failed to establish a case against the accused when he had established a prima facie case against him.

“That having called upon the accused person to open his defence, the judge had established a prima facie case against the accused person and his failure thereon to assess the defence of the accused person as against the evidence leveled by the prosecution is wrong.

“That the judge cannot be supported having regard to the evidence adduced at the trial.

“That the judge erred by displaying a biased assessment of the evidence of the prosecution and mounting unwarranted attacks on the prosecution. That the entire judgment is wrongful in law”.

In his ruling in the controversial GHC51 million judgment debt paid to Woyome, Justice John Ajet-Nassam said: ‘And in the instant case, I am of the considered opinion that the prosecution has failed woefully to prove beyond all reasonable doubt the guilt of the accused person.’

‘I, therefore, acquit and discharge Alfred Agbesi Woyome on all charges brought against him,’ the court stated, and noted that it was both ‘sad and sweeping’ for the state to hold that Woyome deliberately made false representations to the government.

‘The state failed to defend the action. It rather went into settlement of the case which led to the entry of judgment. I do not see any misrepresentation made to the court,’ the judge noted.


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