The truth will not die – Woyome
Alfred Agbesi Woyome, the businessman saddled in the GH₡51 million judgement debt has urged Ghanaians to believe the country’s court system and its affiliates.
Speaking just after the Court of Appeal had dismissed an appeal filed by the State challenging his acquittal, Woyome said the judgement of the Court of Appeal “had everything in it”.
According to him, “the truth will not die. All those who insulted me over the years; I have forgiven them”.
The three member panel had unanimously ruled that the appeal was unmeritorious adding it could not reverse the acquittal of Woyome as the State failed to prove his guilt.
According to the Court the State during the trial could not prove the charges of defrauding by false pretences and causing financial loss to State beyond reasonable doubt.
The panel members are Mr Justice Victor Ofoe, presiding, Mr Justice L. L. Mensah and Mr Justice Francis Korbieh.
On March 12, 2015 an Accra High Court presided over by Mr Justice John Adjet Nasam at the end of Woyome’s trial, acquitted and discharged him on two counts of defrauding by false pretence and causing financial loss to the State.
The State however appealed against his acquittal on the grounds that the trial judge erred in law when he freed him.
The State also invited the Court of Appeal to imprison him on the basis that the trial judge did not take a proper look at the evidence adduced by the State.
Alfred Woyome was paid GH₡51 million for assisting Ghana raise funds to construct stadia for purposes of hosting the CAN 2008 Nations Cup.
Woyome was put before a High Court and the state called eight prosecution witnesses but Woyome called none.