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General News Thu, 27 Oct 2016

Ghana has suddenly turned 'spineless' in the face of 'naked robbery' - Baako

Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has commended Occupy Ghana for staying true to its principles of occupying hearts and minds for God and Country by wading into the recent legal action by the Attorney-General to recover monies that Woyome still owes to Ghana.

The AG's Department has taken some steps to recover the GHC 51m owed to Ghana by Alfred Agbesi Woyome.

The step, an application to the Court to order the oral examination of Woyome on his assets, is based on the procedural rule that "if after judgment, a debtor does not pay immediately; the creditor may apply to the court for an order that would bring the debtor before the court to be examined as to his means".

In a statement urging the A-G not to discontinue enforcement against the business mogul in the recovery of the said amount, Occupy Ghana said "this step can very effective because it is not only intended to be a mere examination of the debtor, but a cross-examination, and that of the severest kind, as to his means. Thus, a debtor would be compelled by the court to disclose where all of his assets are, and if they have been sold or paid out, how that happened. If the debtor does not disclose the assets or tells lies, he could be imprisoned for contempt or worse, tried and sentenced for perjury."

Addressing the issue on Peace FM's Kokrokoo, the Seasoned Journalist noted that the payment of the 51 million cedis was "naked robbery" of the nation and so should be retrieved by the AG as ordered by the Supreme Court.

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To him, the delay in repayment has made the country "spineless" and "as if the whole State is immobilized, neutralized relative to this particular Woyome case."

It’s so apparent. You can see it. You can feel it. You can live it…What happened to this great nation? How come we’ve lost our spine, man? How come we’ve become suddenly spineless in the face of naked robbery?” he asked.

Mr. Baako believed that Occupy Ghana will be vigilant and monitor the case to full conclusion.

He urged the nation not to lose faith in the case because the court system is a sure way to recouping the country's losses.

Source: peacefmonline.com
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