Woyome case adjourned as State Attorney fails to produce witness

Alfred Woyome
Alfred Woyome

The Financial Court on Tuesday adjourned the case involving Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome, the businessman at the centre of the GH¢51.2 million judgment debt case, to January 30.

The adjournment followed failure of the prosecution to produce their witness to testify.

Mr Matthew Amponsah, a State Attorney, told the court presided over by Mr Justice John Ajet-Nassam that the prosecution was unable to produce their intended witness and had to apologize to the court.

He assured that the witness would be in court at the next sitting and prayed the court to adjourn the matter to January 30.

Mr Sarfo Buabeng, counsel for Woyome, noted that the case cannot continue without the Attorney General (AG).

He said under article 88 of the constitution the AG is the one who initiates and conducts criminal proceedings so without the AG the case cannot go on.

Mr Woyome is standing trial for defrauding by false pretences and causing financial loss to the State.

He pleaded not guilty and was granted a GH¢20 million bail with three sureties to be justified.

Source: GNA

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