Woyome rearrested, faces two new charges

Alfred Woyome

Alfred Agbesi Woyome, the man at the centre of the payment of the controversial GH¢51.2 million judgement  debt was on Tuesday rearrested and arraigned at the Accra Fast Track High Court on two fresh charges shortly after he and three others were discharged.

He is now charged for defrauding by false pretence and causing financial loss to the state.

Woyome pleaded not guilty and was put on his previous GH¢20 million bail but he will no longer report to the police two times a week.

The court earlier discharged Woyome and three others standing trial for six charges including conspiracy to defraud and defrauding by false pretence.

On resumption of trial on Tuesday, the Chief State Attorney, Ms Cynthia Lamptey entered nolle prosequi, explaining that “for now the state is not interested in prosecuting the accused”.

The trial judge, Mr John Ajet-Nassam, had no option than to discharge the accused saying: “Because of the State’s current position in the case I have no option than to discharge the accused.”

Woyome was standing trial alongside Mr Samuel Neequaye-Tetteh, a Chief State Attorney, Mr Paul Asimenu, the Director of Legal Services at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, and Mrs Gifty Neequaye-Tetteh, wife of Mr Neequaye-Tetteh.

Source: GNA

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