General News of Monday, 10 February 2014
Source: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline
Businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, has served notice of filing a defense of no case in the ongoing Ghc51 million cedis paid to him as consent judgement debt.
This became necessary when the Chief State Attorney, Mr. Matthew Amponsah ended calling prosecution witnesses to testify.
ASP Odamme Otchere was the last prosecution witness cross-examined by Lawyer Osarfo Boabeng, counsel for Mr. Woyome.
Lawyer Osarfo Boabeng dropped the hint of filing a defense of no case in court on Monday.
He is expected to file a written application on February 17.
After filing the written application on the next adjourned date, Lawyer Osarfo Boabeng might argue that all the nine prosecution witnesses he cross-examined failed to provide substantial evidence to back their claims that the Ghc51 million cedis was wrongfully paid to his client.
It will be recalled that the Attorney Generals Department dragged Mr. Woyome to court seeking to retrieve the Ghc51 million cedis paid to him as consent judgment debt on grounds that it was fraudulently paid.
Hearing halted when former Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Martin Amidu dragged Mr. Woyome, the Attorney General, Waterville Holding (BV) Limited and Austro-Investment Management Limited to court to challenge the Ghc51 million cedis paid as consent judgment debt.