Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has petitioned the Judgement Debt Commission in Accra over payment made to Yakubu Kasule of Gbewa Civil Engineering Limited.
In his petition, Mr Amidu states that proper legal procedures were not followed during the settlement of the case by the then Minister of Justice Attorney General, Mrs Betty Mould Iddrisu, which led to the payment of $5 million as judgement debt to the Gbewa Civil Engineering Limited.
The petition stated that there were four different kinds of cases between Yakubu Kasule and the government but there was no order to prove that they had been consolidated into one case. There were also no documents to prove that the settlement of the case was put before court to be adopted as consent judgement.
Witnesses who were to appear before the Commission included the Controller and Accountant General Department, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Roads and Highways, but they were unable to testify citing that they had received the summons to appear late.
The hearing was adjourned to enable them to fully prepare for the case.