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17-Mar-2015  
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Member of Parliament for Techiman South, Isaac Kwadwo Adjei Mensah, has condemned the Attorney General, Mrs. Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong for hastening to file an appeal case in court.

According to him, there was no need for her to rush in taking such a decision.

After the Accra High Court, presided over by Justice John Ajet-Nassam acquitted and discharged businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome on two counts of causing financial loss to the state and defrauding by false pretense in the controversial ¢51 million judgment debt saga, the state expressed dissatisfaction with the ruling and filed an appeal.

Days after that, a bailiff of the High Court, Mr Dzokoto, accompanied by three other staff from the Attorney General’s Department, served Mr Woyome with a notice of appeal in the criminal case entitled the Republic vrs Alfred Agbesi Woyome.

The beleaguered business then issued a statement accusing the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Marietta Brew-Oppong of benefitting from the monies given him (Woyome) by the state, saying while in private practice with the law firm firm of Lithur Brew and Co, the current A-G received not less than $1m from the judgement debt monies illegally paid to him.

He thus wondered why the A-G is spearheading the crusade to "criminalize" and "jail" him.

"In as much as I am not against the decision of the State to appeal, I am particularly against your conduct and public utterances during the trial and after the judgment.

I find it difficult to reconcile your decision to involve yourself directly in this criminal case and notice of appeal you have authorised to be issued and served on me.

…It is a fact that you and your clients received approximately $1 million equivalent in Ghana cedis from the said judgement debt you now so much criminalize and want me jailed for," portions of Mr Woyome's letter read.

But contributing to a panel discussion on PEACE FM's Morning Show ‘Kokrokoo, the NDC MP said “I don’t like the way she (AG) rushed in appealing the case…she should have studied the ruling; made various analyses before deciding on filing for an appeal.”


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