Pressure Group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) has described as unfortunate an Appeal Court’s r order for the State to unfreeze the bank accounts of businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome.
The Court on Thursday ruled that Mr. Woyome can have access to all his bank accounts except his ADB bank account which the 51 million Ghana cedis paid him as judgment debt was deposited.
Speaking to Citi News, Director of Operations for AFAG, Abu Ramadan says the ruling is not in the best interest of the state.
“It is very unfortunate that in a country where we seek to fight for justice and equity, will have a case of this nature before the court,” he stated.
Mr. Ramadan further stated, “The attitude and conduct of the prosecution is something that we must all be worried about because clearly, the court has granted the request of the council of Woyome. The prosecution itself has not shown the desire to want to prosecute this matter…they keep adjourning the matter whenever Woyome’s counsel could not present evidence.”
Abu Ramadan also expressed fear that if care was not taken the Civil and criminal case against Mr. Woyome may be thrown out of court.
“Per the court’s processes, after a certain point, the court has the right to throw the matter out based on the fact that the case is being delayed unnecessarily by the refusal to even bring witnesses to allow the case be dealt with,” he said.
“It is my greatest fear and that of thousands of Ghanaians that if we are not careful, the court may end up throwing the case out not based on the fact that Alfred Woyome is truly innocent but that the prosecution in its conduct to deal with this matter is not dealing with it with all the seriousness and the court can decide to strike it out and this can happen if we are not careful,” he added.