The Minority Leader, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has described beleaguered NDC financier, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, as a “determined thief” who pooled resources with former Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Betty Mould-Iddrisu to defraud the state of a colossal amount of money.
Speaking on Oman FM, the Minority Leader said irrespective of the fact that it was through a default judgment procured by Mr Woyome that the NDC guru came by the monies, it was a well thought-out and near perfect executed plan with the aid of the former A-G and other officials.
“…it was through a default judgment passed by the court, which excluded a defense from the state attorney at the time…The Attorney-General never went to court to put out a defense for the nation, there were no explanations from the department to attest that the nation was against the payment and this facilitated the ruling in favour of Mr. Woyome,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Woyome was last Friday arrested by the police. He has been in custody at the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters since his arrest for roles he played in the payment of the controversial GHS58 million judgment debt.
The Police CID have also arrested Chief State Attorney, Samuel Nerquaye-Tetteh, for questioning in the ongoing Alfred Woyome judgment debt scandal.
Samuel Nerquaye-Tetteh is one of many officials indicted by the Economic and Organised Crimes Office’s interim report following a probe of their roles in the payment of some GHS51 million to Woyome.
He is also being held at the Police Headquarters in Accra.
Mrs. Gifty Nerquaye-Tetteh, wife of the Chief State Attorney, is reported to have been paid an amount of GHS400,000 on June 16, 2011 by Alfred Woyome.
In a related development, Government has served notice that the arrest and detention of businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome by the police is only the tip of the iceberg and the beginning of a series of actions Ghanaians must be looking to in connection with the judgment debt payment scandal.
Source: Chris Joe Quaicoe/Peacefmonline.com