Supreme Court dismisses suit seeking to overturn Woyome refund

Alfred Agbesi Woyome
Alfred Agbesi Woyome

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a suit filed by Alhaji Abdulai Yusif Fanash Muhammed, from Hohoe asking it to overturn its decision that Woyome refund GH₵ 51 million cedis to the state.

The plaintiff’s action filed on December 22, 2015 was dismissed but the Court would file the reasons for the dismissal on March 3, 2016

The nine-member panel presided over by the Chief Justice Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood said the action of the plaintiff was vexatious and awarded cost of GH₵15, 000 to the Attorney-General and Martin Amidu, parties in the case.

Alhaji Muhammed has gone to the Supreme Court inviting it to overturn its decision that Woyome refund GH 51 million cedis to the state.

The anti-corruption crusader Mr Amidu, who was a former Attorney-General and a party in the case, prayed the Court to throw out a suit filed by Muhammed which was praying the same Court to overturn its own earlier ruling that the businessman return GH₵ 51.2 million to the state.

The Court also dismissed a counter claim by Mr Ken Anku, the counsel for Woyome against the A-G.

The case was dismissed on the grounds that the main suit was void, hence struck out.

Mr Anku told the Ghana News Agency that his client would be going to the International Chamber of Commerce for an arbitration of the cases.

Source: GNA


Source: GNA

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