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General News of Saturday, 21 October 2017

Source: kasapafmonline.com

Woyome fails to stop evaluation of his properties

An application by Alfred Agbesi Woyome seeking to stop the state from evaluating his properties as a means of settling the GHc52.1 million judgement debt has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.

Justice A Benin, a sole Supreme Court judge ruled that the application lacks merit and therefore fails.

The court has however adjourned the continuation of the oral examination to October 30.

Meanwhile, the court has directed counsel of the judgement debtor, Osafo Buabeng to write to the Chief Justice if he intends to set aside the proceedings

It would be recalled that last month, Security operatives including armed soldiers and personnel from National Security numbering about 20 in all, besieged Mr Woyome’s residence. They were there in the company of officers of Ghana Valuation Board who had been assigned by the Attorney General to value Mr Woyome’s Kokomlemle property. The official possessed a warrant dated 13th September.

Officials of Lands Commission had been earlier summoned by the Supreme Court to testify in the cross-examination of the embattled businessman over the questionable judgment debt paid to him.

The invitation of the commission was necessitated by a disagreement between himself and Deputy Attorney General Godfred Dame over the ownership of a building located at Kokomlemle in which he currently is occupying.

Mr Woyome had denied in court that he owned the building and that the property belonged to his brother. The only building he claimed belonged to him is one located in Abelemkpe, a suburb of Accra.