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General News of Thursday, 27 June 2019


GH¢51m judgment debt: African Court determines Woyome's fate Friday

Alfred Agbesi Woyome Alfred Agbesi Woyome

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Arusha, Tanzania, will on Friday, 28 June 2019 deliver judgment on the matter involving embattled businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome v. the Republic of Ghana on Friday, 28 June 2019.

This was disclosed in a press release issued by the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights on Monday, 24 June 2019.

The African Court, which complements and reinforces the functions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, was established by African countries to ensure the protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa.

Mr Woyome dragged the Republic of Ghana to the African Court as part of processes concerning his dissatisfaction with a ruling by Ghana’s Supreme Court that he should refund some money to the state since he got it through fraudulent means.

The businessman stated that his human rights were being trampled by the Republic of Ghana in relation to the case in which he sued the country for abrogating a financial engineering services contract and was paid GHS51.2 million as judgment debt.

The release from the African Court also stated that: “The delivery of the judgment will be live-streamed.”

The Arusha-based court on 24 November 2017 gave an order that all steps by the state of Ghana to retrieve the GHS51 million from Mr Woyome be halted until a final determination of the case by Ghana’s Supreme Court.

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