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Agbesi Woyome Chiefs of Agave accuse AG for criminalizing Woyome

According to the traditional rulers, the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Marietta Brew Oppong “brutally and with stubborn determination” criminalized Alfred Agbesi Woyome.

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Businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome

The Chiefs and elders of Agave in the Volta Region have criticized the   Attorney-General for deliberately tarnishing the hard-earned reputation of businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome.

Businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome play Alfred Agbesi Woyome
 

According to the traditional rulers, the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Marietta Brew Oppong “brutally and with stubborn determination” criminalized Alfred Agbesi Woyome.

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Woyome has been in the news since 2012 for allegedly putting in false claims to defraud the state to the tune of GH¢51.2 million, but the High Court and the Court of Appeal have cleared him of any wrongdoing.

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However, the Supreme Court has directed him to refund the money, as a result of which the Attorney-General’s office has put in processes to recover the money.

Carrying out the orders of the court, the Attorney-General confiscated properties of Alfred Agbesi Woyome in order to redeem the money owed the state.

This appears to be the reason why the traditional rulers of Agave are angry about the Attorney-General’s actions.

READ MORE: Judgment Debt AG begins moves to take over Woyome's house

Their sentiments, captured in a press statement said:

“We are outraged by the brutal and stubborn determination of the Attorney-General of the Republic of Ghana, Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong, to resort to every means possible to frustrate and criminalise our son, Consul Alfred Agbesi Woyome, even though the High Court (Criminal Division) and the Appeal Court have cleared him of all and/or any criminal charges as brought against him by the state.”

“The civil aspect on which the Supreme Court (Review Bench) ruled and directed that monies be refunded to the state on the face of Article 181 (5) of Ghana’s Constitution is a matter the Attorney-General could have been civil in negotiating without the constant media drama and abuse of court processes.

“It seems the Attorney-General’s motives are different from just the money, hence her constant questionable posture to have Consul Woyome criminalised at all cost possible, using her political power gotten through her appointment.” 

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