Deputy Attorney General Tackles Hate-Filled Martin Amidu


The Supreme Court, will on Tuesday rule on whether or not Martin Amidu, should be granted leave to orally examine Alfred Agbesi Woyome on his assets in relation to the retrieval of the Gh¢51million judgment debt money.

At the court’s sitting yesterday, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mrs. Marietta Brew-Appiah Oppong, represented by her deputy, argued that Mr. Amidu’s intervention, would be unconstitutional.

Mr. Amidu, has filed an application at the Supreme Court, praying it to allow him to examine businessman, Woyome, on his assets as part of efforts to retrieve the GH¢51 million.

Mr. Dominic Ayeni, the Deputy Justice Minister in opposing the application, said Mr. Amidu, was violating the Constitution by coming to court to retrieve the money, as it was only the AG’s office that was mandated by law to do so.

The AG, also prayed the court to expunge certain parts of Mr. Amidu’s affidavit, alleging that President John Mahama, ordered the AG to discontinue the suit, which also sought to examine Mr. Woyome, over the payment of the amount.

He claimed the allusions in paragraphs 9 to 21 of Mr. Amidu’s affidavit, were scandalous statements made against the AG.

The court, gave the date to rule after Mr. Ayine, moved an application praying the court to do so.
Mr. Amidu, filed an application at the Supreme Court, praying it to allow him to examine businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, in the controversial GHc51 million judgment debt paid to him.

Mr. Amidu’s action, followed a move by the Attorney General’s (AG) office, led by the Minister for Justice to discontinue an oral examination of Mr. Woyome, despite serving an earlier notice.

That development, compelled Mr. Amidu to file the application at the Supreme Court, since he is party to the case, considering that he was the first to secure the Supreme Court ruling that ordered Mr. Woyome to repay the amount.

Mr. Amidu, in his application also alleged that, Mrs. Appiah-Oppong, withdrew the application to examine Woyome, because President John Mahama, personally gave an order.

Mr. Amidu, claimed that, the AG backtracked in order to protect some National Democratic Congress (NDC) officials, who benefited from the GHc51 million paid Mr. Woyome.

Alfred Woyome, was paid GHc 51 million, after he claimed to have helped raise funds to construct stadia for purposes of hosting the CAF 2008 Nations Cup.

However, an Auditor General’s report released in 2010, said the amount was paid illegally financial engineer.

The Supreme Court in 2014, subsequently ordered Mr. Woyome, to pay back the GH¢51 million fraudulently taken from the state, after Mr. Amidu, challenged the legality of the judgment debt paid the businessman and two other companies; Waterville and Isofoton.

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