Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong has described as ?a joke? calls by recently freed businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome for her to resign.

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?Has he made any foundation or basis for which I should resign?? she quizzed.

In a letter to the Attorney General, Mr Woyome accused Mrs Appiah-Oppong of receiving the Cedi equivalent of $1 million in the same judgement debt she wants him jailed for.

The popular National Democratic Congress (NDC) financier appears to have been angered by a decision of the AG to appeal an Accra High Court judgement absolving him of wrongdoing in the award of GH?51.2 million to him by the state.

?I find it difficult to reconcile your decision to involve yourself directly in this criminal case and notice of appeal you have authorized to be issued served on me,? Mr Woyome stated in his letter dated Friday, March 13, 2015.

But speaking on TV3?s News in Brief on Monday, March 16, Mrs Appiah-Oppong described as ?complete falsehood? Woyome?s claims.

?Neither me, my firm nor anybody I know benefitted from that GH?51 million.?

She further explained that the writ served Mr Woyome by her firm was in a case involving Mr Woyome and Ray and Ingeborg Smith.

Mrs Appiah-Oppong gave the strongest indication that she will not be daunted in her resolve to retrieve for the state the judgement debt paid Woyome.

?If this letter is meant to deter me or stall me from pursuing the appeal and from pursuing the enforcement of the orders from the Supreme Court, it will not succeed.

?I have the support of the president to pursue the appeal. I have the support of the president to use all lawful means to recover the money that the Supreme Court has said [Woyome] should pay back and I intend to continue doing so.?

Source: Emmanuel Kwame Amoh,


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