04 August 2017

Woyome Takes Judgement Debt Case To African Human Rights Court After ICC Rejected It


Woyome is not resting on his laurels and is determined that Ghana would leave him to enjoy his Ghc 51.2m judgement debt in peace.

Barely a day after the International Court of Commerce (ICC) refused to hear his appeal for the judgement that he refund the money be thrown out, his lawyers have announced they have taken the case before an African tribunal

A statement from his attorneys said the case is now before the African Court  on Human and People’s Rights.

Woyome is seeking to declare that the Supreme Court of Ghana erred in ruling that the judgement debt he received be paid back to the state.

“The Supreme Court of Ghana erred by linking Alfred Agbesi Woyome to the Waterville contract by ‘necessary linkage’ using the now ‘residual unspecified Jurisdiction’ to ground ‘Justice ‘as their main Principle in ordering a refund of monies paid to Mr. Alfred Agbesi Woyome legally under the laws of Ghana.” the statement read.

“Mr. Alfred Agbesi Woyome has sent this aspect of the case to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Right in Arusha Tanzania by invoking Article 40 read together with Article 75 of the 1992 constitution of The Republic of Ghana under case number Ref:AfCHPR/Reg./appl.001/2017/001.

“Ghana has ratified the necessary protocols of the African Court, recognized the competence of the African Court, and also submitted to the authority of the African Court. A preliminary determination of the case has been made and a prima facie case has been established by the African Court in favour of Mr. Alfred Agbesi Woyome and Ghana has been served all the necessary processes through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ghana.

“Ghana has been ordered to appoint their lawyers latest by Tuesday the 8th of August 2017. Ghana has also been ordered to file their response within 30 days after the 8th of August 2017,” it added,

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