Woyome remains a freeman as court dismisses AG’s appeal

Alfred Agbesi Woyome.An Accra Court of Appeal has dismissed a case brought before it by the Attorney General’s Department over last year’s ruling on businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome.

Mr Woyome was cleared of charges of defrauding by false pretences and willfully causing financial loss to the state by an Accra High Court presided over by then judge, Justice John Ajet Nasam, who accused prosecution of doing a shoddy job by not inviting the likes of former AG Betty Mould Iddrisu during the hearing of the case

The AG subsequently headed to the Appeals Court to challenge that decision.

On Thursday, March 10, the Court presided over by three judges found the evidence put before it by the AG not strong enough.

Therefore, Justice Ajet Nasam’s ruling, which acquitted and discharged Mr Woyome, is upheld.

Mr Woyome, a known financier of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), had been arrested for receiving GH¢51.2 million from the state as payment over an abrogation of a contract to reconstruct stadia for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations.

Though he was cleared of wrongdoing, he was ordered by the High Court to pay back the money.


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