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- Thursday, 12 March 2015 11:14
Breaking: Court acquits, discharges Woyome in GHC51.2 million judgement debt case...
Alfred Agbesi Woyome has been acquitted and discharged on the count of defrauding by false pretence.
According to Graphic Online Court Correspondent, Mabel Aku Baneseh, the court said the state failed to prove he fraudulently obtained GHC51.2 million.
Woyome was acquitted and discharged on the second count of causing financial loss to the state as well.
The court queried, "where lies the charge of causing financial loss when the state failed to fight the case on its merit at the Commercial Court?"
Mabel reports that the presiding Judge, Mr Justice John Ajet-Nasam, took on the prosecution for failing to call Betty Mould Idrrissu, Rex Magnus Danquah, Barton Oduro, Paul Asimenu, Samuel Nerquaye-Tetteh and others who all had given written opinion that Woyome was entitled to the claim.
He said the State had also failed to put up a defence when Woyome went to the Criminal Court and therefore found it absurd for the State to turn around and accuse Woyome of Causing financial loss.
He also said there were inconsistencies in the evidence led by the prosecution's witness.
Based on the foregoing, the court said there was no legal basis for Woyome to be convicted.
Immediately after the judgement, an elated Woyome was whisked away from court.