Woyome files motion to stop valuation of his assets
| Updated Oct 18, 2017 at 5:27am
Businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, has filed a motion at the Supreme Court to challenge the legality of the valuation of his assets by the state.
Mr. Woyome prayed the court to declare the actions illegal and further halt it.
According to lawyers for Mr. Woyome, the order on which the state is relying to embark on the valuation process has elapsed and hence cannot be used.
Responding to the arguments by Mr. Woyome, a Deputy Attorney General, Godfred Odame, said the State’s action was based on a new order on the 6th of January last year, far different from the one being referred to by the businessman.
Earlier this month, the government began a valuation of Woyome’s properties in a quest to retrieve the 51 million cedis wrongfully paid to him.
Some security personnel and officials from the Ghana Valuation Board were sent to the Trasacco residence of Mr. Woyome to conduct the valuation to build concrete evidence on his ability to pay the debt for his trial.
Mr Woyome was absent in court and brought an excuse duty to show that he wasn't feeling well but Deputy Attorney General was not pleased with the situation and stated that the legal gymnastics has gone on for the last three years and said this is not in the right direction.
Mr Woyome has filed a new application seeking to stop the ongoing oral examination.
The case has been adjourned to the 20th of October for a ruling to be delivered.