GH¢51 million judgement debt: Government knows all beneficiaries - Woyome

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Wed, 10 Jun 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Businessman and member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alfred Woyome, has said the government of Ghana is in a better position to tell Ghanaians the people who benefitted from the GH¢51m judgment debt paid him by the state.

According to him, EOCO has all the evidence therefore government should come out with details on how the money was disbursed.

Speaking on Face2face show on CitiTV, the embattled businessman said the government of Ghana is in a better position to tell you how much money has gone to “who and who. They had EOCO take all the accounts. They know and have all those evidence. They know where this went to and where that went to. They should come out and tell the people they should bring the money.”

Alfred Woyome has been engaged in a legal tussle with the government since 2013, after the Supreme Court on June 14, 2013, ordered him to refund all monies wrongfully paid him in the form of the judgment debt.

The businessman has since maintained that he is innocent in the matter and has tried unsuccessfully to seek redress at different courts.

In 2019, The Supreme Court ordered the sale of properties discovered by the state to belong to the embattled businessman to defray a GH¢51.2 million judgement debt paid him which the country’s apex court has ruled must be refunded.

According to the court, a claim by the now-defunct UT Bank that Mr Woyome used two of his houses at Trassaco as collateral for a loan could not be proven.

After some months, the Minister for National Security, Mr Albert Kan Dapaah, suggested that assets of private businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome, which were to be auctioned by the state to defray some money he owes the state should be surrendered to the state to “obviate the need for an auction.”

This follows the inability of the auctioneer to sell Mr Woyome’s assets due to fears by potential buyers that the properties will be restored to Mr Woyome by future governments.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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