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