Woyome heads to court to stop Amidu's oral examination

Alfred Woyome is praying the Supreme Court to review the ruling of the court given a week ago. The second application, is requesting for a stay of proceedings until the appeal is reviewed.

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The oral examination was expected to take place on Thursday (November 24).

Justice Enin Yeboah ruled that Martin Amidu orally examines the man at the centre of the controversial GHC 51 million judgement debt saga.

However one of the applications is praying the Supreme Court to review the ruling of the court given a week ago.

The second application, is requesting for a stay of proceedings until the appeal is reviewed.

In the motion, Woyome said: “Take notice that Counsel for, on and behalf of, the applicant herein will move this honourable court for an order praying for stay of proceedings pending the determination of an application for the reversal of the ruling dated 16th November, 2016 of His Lordship, Anin Yeboah, JSC, sitting as a single justice in the above-mentioned case.”

Martin Amidu filed an application to be allowed to cross-examine Woyome after the Attorney General decidedbto discontinue oral examination.

Background

Woyome was paid GH¢51.2 million after he claimed he had incurred losses for financially engineering 1.1 billion Euros for the CAN 2008 tournament and other government projects.

However, the Auditor-General's report released in 2010 said the amount was paid illegally to him.

The report resulted in a nationwide controversy, with operatives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who were in government during the CAN 2008 tournament claiming Woyome did no work to be paid that whopping sum of money.

The then Attorney-General, Joe Ghartey, said Woyome was contracted to help in raising money for the construction of the stadia but he failed to meet the deadline.

The then NPP government, he said, had no choice but to abrogate the contract with Woyome.

In 2009, when the NPP had left office, Woyome went to court and claimed that his contract had illegally been terminated and demanded a judgement debt from government.

The Attorney-General in Prof. Mills administration, Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu, who failed to defend the state, rather negotiated with Woyome for him to reduce his demand on the government.

Woyome then requested for GH¢51.2 million.

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