Court orders Woyome to produce documents on his Abelenkpe house

BY: Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson

The Supreme Court has ordered Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome to produce the property number and documents of a house he claims belonged to his brother.

The court further ordered the registrar to subpoena the Head of the Lands Commission to come and ascertain the true owner of the said property located at Abelenkpe in Accra.

The court presided over by a single judge, Mr Justice Anthony Alfred Benin, gave the orders during the oral examination of the businessman by the Attorney General on Mondy in relation to his Ghc51.2m indebtedness to the state, reports Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson.

During the oral examination that lasted for more than two hours, Mr Woyome told the court that he lives in two houses but one belonged to his brother and it is being used as a family house.

This was disputed by the Deputy Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr Godfred Yeboah Dame, who prayed the court to make an order for Woyome to produce documents on the house.

Mr Woyome responded that the documents were with his brother who lives in the USA.

Mr Woyome also told the court that he has not engaged in any business since his prosecution in 2011

The oral examination continues on October 2 and 3, 2017 due to the legal vacation which starts from August 1 and ends on September 31.