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General News of Wednesday, 16 October 2019


Supreme Court dismisses Woyome stay application

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The Supreme Court has dismissed an application for stay of execution filed by disgruntled businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome to prevent the state from selling his properties.

The state had secure an order from the Apex Court to sell off some identified properties of Woyome to offset the GHc51.2 million he fraudulently received as judgement debt.

His lawyers had filed an application to stay the execution of the sales saying they were willing to pay the money in installment.

Moving the application today, his lawyer, Muda Ade Lawal pleaded with the court to stay the execution saying if the properties are sold Woyome will go bankrupt.

He said if the execution has stayed they were willing to pay GHc10 million immediately and pay GHc4 million every nine (9) months.

The application was, however, opposed by the Deputy Attorney General, Godfrey Yeboah Dame saying if Woyome was willing to pay the money he would have paid the GHc10 million instead of filing an application for stay of execution.

He said this is not the first time Woyome had promised to pay the money in installment but has since not paid a penny.

The court presided over by Justice Paul Baffoe-Bonnie and assisted by Justices Sule Gbadegbe, Alfred Benin, Samuel Marful-Sau and Agnes Dordzie dismissed the application as unmeritorious.

According to the court it has been more than five years since the judgement and it will be unfair to further delay the payment.

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