Businessman in the infamous GHC 52 million Judgment debt scandal of the late John Evans Atta Mills Administration, Alfred Woyome, today Tuesday, October 13, 2020, begged the Supreme Court to set aside government’s attempted auctioning of his properties to offset the controversial judgment debt.
According to information picked up by Whatsup News, the embattled businessman says he is ready to use his lands in the Volta Region worth $15.5 million to repay money which the courts ruled was fraudulently handed over to him between 2010 and 2011.
The Supreme Court today, Tuesday, October 13, 2020, dismissed a suit filed by Alfred Woyome in an attempt to set aside the sale of his properties by the state.
Mr. Woyome filed his case arguing that the state’s purchase of his properties was not done in accordance with the law.
According to him, there were some underhand dealings which he believed were the basis for the transaction to be declared null and void.
The Supreme Court in June this year directed the government to buy off the plush properties of Mr. Woyome. This was after an auctioneer had failed to sell the properties.
The government had attempted to appropriate the properties after the auctioneer claimed potential buyers were afraid to buy such exposed properties.
In July 2019, the Supreme Court ordered the properties of the businessman and financier of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to be auctioned
Mr Woyome who represented himself in court urged the apex court to set this aside.
He insisted he had been abused for years and has always wanted to bring this parcel of land to the attention of the AG.