General News of 2014-07-31

Woyome saga: Arrest Betty Mould - MP

Assin Central Legislator, Kennedy Agyapong, says former Attorney General, Betty Mould-Iddrisu, must be arrested for the role she played in paying Ghc51.2 million to businessman Alfred Woyome some four years ago as judgment debt, for a contract he allegedly had with the Government of Ghana, which he claimed was illegally terminated.

“Betty Mould-Iddrisu should also be arrested. She used illegal means to pay the money,” the opposition Legislator, who felt “vindicated” by the Court ruling, told a mini rally at Okaishie in Accra on Tuesday, adding that the former AG took Ghanaians for “fools” and went ahead to “unlawfully” pay “huge judgment debts” to “…those who did not deserve to be paid.”

Ghana’s highest Court, the Supreme Court, ruled by a unanimous decision on Tuesday that the money was fraudulently paid to Woyome. He has been ordered to refund the whole amount.

Woyome received the money during the tenure of Mould-Iddrisu as Minister of Justice and Attorney General. It was paid in three instalments.

But Mould-Iddrisu’s successor, Martin Amidu, who was later dismissed by President John Mills (late) over the same judgment debt saga, dragged the matter to the Supreme Court in an attempt to have the money refunded.

Source: Starrfmonline.com
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