Yesterday,Supreme Court presided over by Justice Alfred Benin brought finality to the popularly “Woyome versus the state” after many legal tussles to retrieve the money from the former over the years.
Mr. Alfred Agbesi Woyome, a businessman was charged with fraudulently receiving money from the State prior to hosting CAN 2008 Nations Cup in Ghana.
It is noted that Mr. Woyome was illegally paid Ghc 51M to help Ghana raise funds to construct Stadia for the Cup of Nations.
The Supreme Court of Ghana has ordered the sale of properties belonging to Woyome to settle part of the debt owed the state.Two executive buildings at Trassaco in Accra,Office complex of Anator Holdings,residential buildings at Caprice and Abelemkpe and a minning quarry located in the Eastern Region are to be auctioned.All of these are valued at Ghc 20M
However, Woyome who was not pleased with the ruling of the Supreme Court,has vowed and promised to take the case again to the African Court located in Tanzania.He believes the judgement was not fair.