$28.5m judgement debt: Court fix April 9 to decide whether state should pay

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

However, the lawyer for the plaintiff, Mr George Eshun argued that the court did nothing wrong in granting the $28.5million and said the court had jurisdiction.

An GhȻ800 cost was awarded against the state for withdrawing an earlier motion to set aside the order directing the state to pay the $28.5million.

Meanwhile, another High Court, presided over by Mr Justice Godwin Gabor adjourned its contempt ruling brought against the acting Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr H.K. Wampah for refusing to pay the $28.5million to Sweater and Socks.

The court also granted permission to the governor, Dr Wampah to absent himself from court until a date is fixed for ruling on the contempt case.

Accordingly, the court fixed March 27, 2013 to consider new issues brought by the Attorney General.

The State, led by Attorney General appeared before the court Wednesday and informed the court that it (State) had moved a motion before another court to set aside the very order upon which the governor is being cited for contempt.

By Graphic.com.gh

Read more details from our court correspondent in tomorrow’s (Thursday) print edition of the Daily Graphic

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