Businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome has been ordered by the Supreme Court to refund the Ghc 51.2m that was paid to him by the state, the infamous Judgement Debt saga.
The court, in a unanimous decision, overturned the verdict of the High Court that awarded Woyome those damages due to a contract he had signed with the government which he claimed had been reneged upon.
The court ruled those contracts, upon which the original judgement were made, as invalid and unconstitutional.
It said the contracts upon which he won his case, “was in contravention to Article 181(5) of the 1992 constitution”. The clause in question, requires Parliamentary approvals of such deals before they are declared as constitutional and consequently, legally binding.
The ruling was a result of self-styled citizen vigilante and former Attorney General, Martin Amidu taking the case to court after claiming the damages awarded to Woyome were illegal.
Earlier this year, Mr Amidu had won similar judgements over Isofoton and Waterville, the two companies at the crux of the long running affair.
Woyome had won his judgement in 2010, but the case had always been one filled with irregularities.
The expediency with which the payment was made after judgement was passed also raised questions about the political motivations behind the act. Woyome after all, is an unabashed NDC sympathiser.
Martin Amidu took up the citizen vigilante mantle after being removed from office as the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, probably for asking one too many questions.
And after the two companies, he has added Woyome to his list of ‘victims’, ensuring he has won back millions of the taxpayer’s money paid to undeserving entities.
The unanimous verdict was reached by an eleven member panel, chaired by the Chief Justice herself, Mrs Georgina Wood.
10 thoughts on “Alfred Woyome to Pay Back 51.2m Ghc Jugdement Debt | On Orders of the Supreme Court”
OMG!! WHERE WILL THIS MAN FIND THIS MONEY TO PAYBACK?!?!?!
Same way he defrauded others
Wofa Woyome wiase nyinaa )no na ay3 shi
Finally, Justice has spoken! Let him pay! Putting an innocent govt in wahala for no reason! Forget about where he will get the money, more truth will come out n he will vomit out the the gargantuan money!
woyome woyome ooo gargantuan ooo monky3 ndi……
It’s time to pay back.
There is still more work to be done! If you traded with the sum of money given to Woyome for that number of years how much profit would you make? If he wrongfully got the money why no punitive action? These people sit behind the scenes, decide to massage the situation and pretend to be judging in favour of Ghana! NDC used the money through Woyome, decided to sooth Martin Amidu so everybody would be quite. Thieves! They think they are smart! This generation has smarter children! Only the ignorant illiterates in rural Ghana would continue to sing, dance and vote for NDC. How can a degree holder’s vote be equal to some ignorant NT (North Torngu) mother of 16? How?
I remember when this case came up I was doing my intern at an African radio station and mr amidu said the truth will prevail….he will fight for the truth to come out….he did even though he lost his position….I guess there are still good politicians in Ghana….we are all not entirely corrupt
Okyere Kojo Bediako , Dallas,USA. Ghanaians have come a long way,from a prehistoric age to the present “Dumsorian” age. Ghanaians are now civilized and discerning. We need the
Visionary leadership,not the Woyome type who can swindle Ghana millions of dollars of tax payers money.Woyome must face jail sentence.