The Court of appeal has exonerated Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome from criminal liability after it dismissed an appeal filed by the state seeking to set aside the decision of the High Court which cleared the NDC financier from any criminal charges.
The Court presided over by Justice Victor Offoe upheld the judgement of the High Court and absolved him of any criminal wrong doing in the award and payment of GHc51.2 million judgement debt.
According to the Presiding Judge, the Attorney General failed to prove their case beyond every reasonable doubt and therefore went ahead to accept the defence put forward by Woyome’s legal team.
The Accra High Court on March 12 2015, acquitted and discharge Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome on two counts of defrauding by false pretence and causing financial loss to the state.
Justice Ajet-Nassam who presided over the case exonerated Woyome and said he was not guilty of any criminal charges in the payment of the GHc51.2 million to warrant his jail.
He chastised the attorney General for not inviting the right persons whom he described as principal actors in the fraudulent dealt as witnesses in the case and as such failed to prove the criminal guilt of the defendant.
However the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mrs Marrieta Brew Appiah Oppong however disagreed with the Judgement of Justice Ajet-Nassam and went ahead to appeal against the decision at the appeals Court seeking to set aside the judgement but unfortunately, the appellate court today threw out the case, citing inability of the state to prove the guilt of the embattled Business Man beyond every reasonable doubt.