As A Lawyer, I'm Scandalized . . . ! - Ursula Owusu

NPP Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Mrs. Ursula Owusu Ekuful has expressed disappointment in the Attorney General for discontinuing a case it filed against businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome in the controversial GHC 51 million judgment debt saga.

The notice of discontinuance at the Supreme Court by the AG's Department stated that “please take notice that the 1st Defendant Judgment Creditor [Attorney General] herein has this day [26th Day of October 2016] discontinued the present application to orally examine the 3rd Defendant Judgment Debtor [Alfred Agesi Woyome] with liberty to reapply.”

Per the earlier notice, the Attorney General would have orally examined Alfred Woyome on November 10, 2016.

Addressing the issue on Peace FM's Kokrokoo, Mrs. Ursula Owusu believed the AG's move is to prevent Mr. Woyome from unveiling the truth and disclosing his accessories in the case.

According to her, the AG knows well that per the oral examination, Mr. Woyome will swear an oath to tell the truth and believes any disclosure by Mr. Woyome will affect the ruling National Democratic Congress; a reason for the notice of discontinuance.

As a lawyer, I am scandalized that we feel that we can interfere with our laws as we like. We can choose to apply the law or misapply the law at will depending on where we’re standing. If we say our law is no respecter of persons, don’t we know? If we don’t let our laws work, where does that leave me and you as ordinary citizens?

Hon. Ursula Owusu however called for the case to continue, despite the AG's notice to discontinue the case, because "there's no application pending before the court to be discontinued. That application has been moved and the order has been granted.

To her, Mr. Woyome will be in contempt of court should he refuse to appear before it to be examined.

He’s in contempt. He can be arrested to appear," she stated.