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The former Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Betty Mould Iddrisu has resolved to submit voluntary statement to the Ghana Police to aid in the on-going investigation in the Alfred Woyome Saga.
Mrs. Mould-Iddrisu has come under intense pressure to categorically state her involvement in the payment of the GHC51 million judgment debt to NDC financier Alfred Woyome.
Below is her statement
REQUEST TO SUBMIT VOLUNTARY STATEMENT TO THE GHANA POLICE SERVICE
We act as solicitors for Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu a former Attorney General of the Republic of Ghana.
Our client’s attention has been drawn to recent developments in the above-mentioned suit currently pending at the High Court (Commercial Division) as well as the interim report of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and the subsequent arrest of the defendant in the suit.
These matters are currently in the public domain. Our client has been referred to, vilified and pilloried in current media and public discussions.
We are instructed to refer to these matters above and to react to them as follows:
1. At all material times our client acted properly both administratively and professionally.
2. That our client at all material times exercised that due diligence required of a public office holder and more especially in the esteemed position of Attorney General.
3. That the action to challenge the capacity of the defendant in this case to his claim was initiated by our client as the then Attorney General after further information had been made available to her office.
4. The action referred to above as to whether Mr. Alfred Agbesi Woyome is entitled to his claim is currently pending before the High Court (Commercial Division) as suit no. OCC/42/10.
5. In the circumstances, our client is of the view that the issue as to whether Mr. Alfred Agbesi Woyome is entitled to his claim or not is sub judice.
6. Payment made during the tenure of our client as Attorney General to Mr. Alfred Agbesi Woyome by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in this matter were pursuant to the orders of the High Court.
7. That the subsequent critical payments in issue herein were not authorised by our client and in any case the payments were made after she exited the office of Attorney General.
Without prejudice to the above, our client is however ready and willing to submit a voluntary statement to the police and assist them in their investigations.
Kindly indicate a convenient time and date for our client to call in to submit her voluntary statement to your office.
Source: Solicitors for Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu, Dadzie and Associates
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