alfred woyome

Alfred Agbesi Woyome

The trial of Alfred Agbesi Woyome, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) bankroller, at an Accra Fast Track High Court, in connection with the receipt of GH?51.28 million through an alleged fraudulent payment of judgement debt, has been adjourned.

This was after the investigator testifying at the trial, ASP Edward Odame Okyere, informed the court, presided over by Justice John Najet-Asam, that he was not feeling well.

The witness, who made it to court, looked ill so the trial judge had the matter adjourned to January 7, 2014.

The state was represented by Mathew Amponsah, Principal State Attorney, while Musah Ahmed represented Mr. Woyome who was also in court.

ASP Edward Odame Okyere, the investigator who is currently testifying in the case at the last hearing, stated that Bank of Austria where Woyome claimed to have received money for the construction of Stadia for African Cup of Nations (CAN) 2008 had denied that they funded the construction of any stadia in Ghana.

According to him, the Bank in a written correspondence to the state through the Attorney- General said any letters of support given to Woyome was of no legal effect.

The witness also testified that no bidding occurred for the construction of the stadia for Confederation of African Football CAN 2008 tournament.

The police investigator, who appeared as a prosecution witness in the case involving Alfred Woyome dubious payment, revealed that Waterville Holdings and Austro Invest had not been formally registered to operate in Ghana.

According to ASP Odaame Okyere, the Registrar General Department had no formal records of the operations of the two companies which benefited from the payments of gargantuan judgement debt.

Woyome has been charged with causing financial loss to the state and defrauding by false pretences, but he has denied any wrongdoing.

By Fidelia Achama

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