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22.12.2011 General News

Woyome's case adjourned as A-G pleads for more time

By Ghana|Joy News
Attorney General Martin AmiduAttorney General Martin Amidu
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The Attorney General has asked an Accra Commercial Court hearing the writ filed against NDC stalwart Alfred Woyome seven months ago for more time to study the case.

The Attorney General's Department was in court this morning over the payment of 42 million cedis judgment debt awarded to Mr. Woyome.

The money was paid as compensation for what is said to be abrogation of a contract to build stadia for the CAN 2008.

The court presided over by Mrs Barbara Ayensu granted the request and adjourned the case to January 16, 2012.

Joy News' Editor Samson Lardy Ayenini who was in court on Thursday said the Attorney General Martin Amidu was not in court but was represented.

In a related development, Deputy Chief of Staff Alex Segbefia has been defending the payment of the 42 million cedis to Mr. Woyome.

Speaking on Joy FM's Super Morning Show earlier, Mr. Segbefia said a letter signed by Waterville mentioned Alfred Woyome as the one in charge of the financial engineering aspect of the first contract between the consortium and government.

According to him, the statutory contract was part of two contracts that was accepted by government although it was not signed.

But Minority Leader Osei-Kyei Mensah Bonsu who was also on the show, dismissed the claims, insisting no contract was signed.

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