[ 2012-06-07 ]
Woyome did not do it alone, bring others onboard - Akomea demands
The main opposition, New Patriotic Party (NPP),
has demanded that some government officials be
dragged before court over the infamous Woyomegate
The Communications Director for NPP, Nana Akomea
says Woyome could not have acted alone to get the
GHS51million judgment debt paid him.
Nana Akomea explained that before such an amount
could be paid, a government official has to
authorize and forward it to the Bank of Ghana
through the Controller and Accountant General’s
The leading member of the NPP, who was speaking on
Adom FM’s Dawso Nsem programme Wednesday inferred
that since President Mills’ order to stop the
payment of the controversial judgment debt was
ignored on two occasions, there is the tendency
that some government officials - resigned or still
at post - had interest in the fraudulent payments
for reasons best known to them.
He indicated that there was no justification in
paying such a 'whopping' amount to the embattled
businessman, who also claims to be an NDC
financier, for no work done.
According to Nana Akomea, since the then Attorney
General and Minister for Justice, Mrs. Betty
Mould-Iddrisu, negotiated the amount to be paid
with Alfred Woyome after failing to appear and
defend the State in court, she must have questions
The NPP Communications Director added that for
Mrs. Mould-Iddrisu to have disregarded President
Mills’ orders stop the payment in April and
September, 2010, she must explain herself to
Nana Akomea made fun of new charges preferred
against Mr. Woyome after he was re-arrested on
“This is just like Atta Mortuary man part one,
two, three and four,” he joked.
He wondered why the State Prosecution will
struggle to put its docket together and ensure the
smooth prosecution of the case.
“It is unacceptable, laughable; this case has been
called and adjourned on twelve or so times within
this year alone even though they have every
document available…what is holding them from
dealing with this simple case”, he questioned.
Nana Akomea said he does not believe the
government is interested in retrieving the money
Source - Adom News
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