Kennedy Agyapong

New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Assin North, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong says the arrest of business man Alfred Agbesi Woyome is long overdue.

The outspoken MP described Woyome as “a serious criminal”, adding, “he should have been arrested immediately it became public that he had duped the state”.

Embattled Alfred Woyome was Friday arrested by the police following the release of the interim report of the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) indicted him of defrauding the state.

The EOCO report accused Mr. Woyome of capitalizing on the negligence of government officials to claim a GH¢52 million judgement debt’ which he was not entitled to.

President J.E.A. Mills has tasked the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Benjamin Kunbuor to study the interim report submitted by the EOCO advice him on government’s next line of action.

Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Friday, Kennedy Agyapong called for the arrest of former Attorney General, Betty Mould Iddrisu and her Deputy Ebow Barton Oduro for the major role they played in the issue.

He stated that these government officials are all accomplices of Mr. Woyome hence it would be unfair to detain the chief suspect and allow his collaborators to walk scot-free.

He also called for the immediate arrest of owner of Trassaco valley, Tarraconi who also benefited 38million euros of the judgement debt using the name of Waterville engineering company.

Mr. Agyapong explained that Tarraconi’s company had already been compensated by the Kufuor administration but went ahead to claim another money from government.

Kennedy Agyapong stressed that even if officials of the erstwhile Kufuor administration are found culpable in the issue, they must be arrested because “no human being is above the law”.

The Assin North MP, who is credited for championing the Woyome scandal, questioned the circumstances that led to Mr. Woyome paying GH¢ 400,000 to the wife of the Chief State Attorney, Nerquaye-Tetteh who has no direct business with the Attorney General’s department.

Kennedy Agyapong believes there is more to the issue than what is in the public domain given the series of revelations contained in the interim report of EOCO.

The outspoken MP however regretted the denial of President Mills of the payment of the judgement debt to Mr. Woyome when it was indicted by the EOCO report that he (Mills) stopped the payment twice.

Kenney Agyapong also called on his colleagues in the NPP implicated in the scandal to avail themselves to the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) for further investigation into the issue.

Source: Myjoyonline

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