Friday, 17 February 2012

Woyome finally out of cells.....

he man at the centre of the contentious GhC 51 million judgment debt payment, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, has finally been released, five days after securing bail.

His aide Kwame Tawiah confirmed the news to Citi Eyewitness News on Friday evening.

“Glory be to God. .. he is full of joy,” he exclaimed.

The lawyers for the businessman on Thursday got the initial GhC 54 million bail bond slashed to GhC 20 million with three sureties. However, he spent an extra night in cells because they were unable to meet the required conditions for his release.

The marathon search for a landed property to stand surety for the beleaguered philanthropist came to an end on Friday afternoon paving the way for the touted National Democratic Congress (NDC) financier to be released.

Mr. Woyome and three others – Samuel Nerquaye-Tetteh and his wife as well as Paul Asimenu - were arrested and charged a fortnight ago over their alleged involvement in the judgment debt payment scandal.

The businessman has been charged for defrauding by false pretense, conspiracy to commit crime and corrupting public officials in the infamous GhC51 million judgment debt paid him after an alleged contract to build and renovate some stadia ahead of the CAN 2008 tournament with the erstwhile Kufuor administration was terminated.

The Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) cited Mr. Woyome to have transferred about GhC 400,000 from his bank account to Mr. Nerquaye-Tetteh’s wife right after the judgment debt was paid, but the interim EOCO report failed to mention reasons behind the payment.


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