Prove that Woyome is a thief – Lawyer charges Rawlings

Counsel for businessman and financier of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) Ahmed Musah, has charged former President Jerry John Rawlings to provide evidence to show that his client is a thief.

He said finds it extremely baffling a person of the former president’s caliber will make comments of such nature without the appropriate evidence to back it.

The former president in his view will lose the respect of the people if he comments on issues of such nature without the appropriate evidence to back it.

“If the former president has evidence that my client is indeed a thief, then, he should report him to the police for him to be taken to court”, Ahmed Musah said on Adom FM’s morning show ‘Dwaso Nsem’.

He questioned why Mr Rawlings will call his client a thief when a court has ruled on the matter, acquitted and discharged him of all the allegations leveled against him, adding that he totally disagrees with the former first gentleman.

An Accra High Court Thursday freed businessman Aflred Agbesi Woyome on two counts of willfully causing financial loss and defrauding the state by false pretense in the Ȼ51 million judgement debt saga.

The court presided over by Justice Ajet-Nasam said the prosecution did a shoddy job and failed to prove its case against the accused person.

He also questioned why key actors in the case including former Attorney General and her deputy, Betty Mould Iddrisu and Ebo Barton Oduro respectively were not invited to testify.

But former president Rawlings after the ruling has not only lashed out at the former Attorney General involved in the case but has called Mr Woyome a thief.

He noted that the failure of the prosecution to call Betty Mould Iddrisu and Ebo Barton Oduro to testify in the case goes to further reinforce notions that corruption in the country is worsening.

Meanwhile, Attorney General and Minister of Justice Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong has indicated that the È»51 million judgement debt which was ‘illegally’ paid to Woyome will be retrieved.

She noted that the state will not relent in pursuing the case at the highest court of the land, the Supreme Court, and will make sure that the money which has been a subject of controversy for years is refunded.

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