The Supreme Court has directed the Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu and the Attorney General to effectively collaborate to retrieve judgment debt illegally paid to Waterville.
Martin Amidu dragged the Attorney General to the apex court stating that the AG is not putting in effort to retrieve the €47m from the defaulter. Martin Amidu holds that it has been more than a year since the case, “Martin Amidu vs Attorney General & Waterville Holding (BVI) Limited By Martin A. B. K. Amidu” was determined by an Arbitration Tribunal but the order has not been carried out.
The Supreme Court on June 2013 ruled in favour of Martin Amidu in a judgment debt case brought against businessman Alfred Woyome, Waterville Holdings and Isofoton. In his application, Martin Amidu wants the Supreme Court to compel the AG to go for the money but the AG has indicated it is finding it difficult locating Waterville.
According to Martin Amidu he has evidence of the whereabouts of Waterville and the processes to retrieve the money but was not ready to present it to the AG.The court asked if he is ready to give out the evidence if an order is made, he stated that since the AG represented by the Deputy Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame is arguing for the application to be dismissed he was not ready to present the evidence to him.
Godfred Yeboah Dame on his part observed Martin Amidu never contacted him with any evidence though they have met on several occasions on the matter.
The court was of the view it will be inappropriate to give another order that the Attorney General should go retrieve the money from Waterville which it had already done in 2014. The court has therefore given the two parties up to November 6 to conclude on the matter.