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AG appeals “biased” Woyome ruling

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice Marrieta Brew-Oppong

says the ruling which acquitted and discharged business man Alfred

Woyome was "biased" and "wrongful in law".

The prosecution has therefore filed an appeal to set aside the John

Ajet-Nasam ruling .

The grounds of appeal was served on Alfred Woyome at 4:00pm FM Joy

News can confirm.

Woyome was charged on two counts of defrauding by false pretence and

causing financial loss to the state.

He was alleged to have swindled the state to the tune of 51 million

cedis by making false representation to deceive public officers.

But after a legal battle which lasted a little over two years the

presiding judge said the prosecution was unable to prove its case

against the defence.

Justice John Ajet-Nasam berated the prosecution for executing a rather

shoddy job and consequently freed the suspect.

The ruling triggered a huge controversy akin to when the story first

broke. The Attorney General Marietta Brew-Oppong told the press she

completely disagrees with the ruling and would take the appropriate

remedial action after a thorough scrutiny of the verdict.

That scrutiny appears to have been concluded in good time and the AG

is convinced the verdict was an aberration.

In a six-point grounds of appeal served on Woyome, a copy of which was

intercepted by Joy News indicate in part that:

"That the judge erred in law when he stated that the prosecution had

woefully failed to establish a case against the accused when he had

established a prima facie case against him.

"That having called upon the accused person to open his defence, the

judge had established a prima facie case against the accused person

and his failure thereon to assess the defence of the accused person as

against the evidence leveled by the prosecution is wrong.

"That the judge cannot be supported having regard to the evidence

adduced at the trial.

"That the judge erred by displaying a biased assesment of the evidence

of the prosecution and mounting unwarranted attacks on the

prosecution.

"That the entire judgement is wrongful in law," the appeal notice read.

Credit: Myjoyonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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