The Financial Division of the Fast Track High Court in Accra, will on April 17, 2014, decide whether or not businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, has a case to answer in allegations of wilfully causing financial loss to the state made against him.
The court, presided over by Justice John Ajet-Nasam on Monday, March 31, 2014, fixed the date after announcing to the parties that the state has filed its response on March 28, 2014 against the submission of no case filed by the defendant.
Mr. Woyome, on March 3, 2014 filed a submission of no case after the state completed its case against him, claiming that the state had not adduced enough evidence to warrant a defense.
Woyome argued that the evidence of the state is not compelling enough and that the court should acquit and discharge him on all the charges.
The State, led by Chief State Attorney, Matthew Amponsah, on January 30, 2014, closed its case against the accused person after it had called nine witnesses.
State prosecutors say Mr. Woyome, in February 2010, made a false representation that the government owed him two per cent of €1,106,470,587 for his services of providing financial engineering for the rehabilitation of the Kumasi, Accra and El-Wak stadia, ahead of the CAN 2008 African Cup of Nations.
Embattled businessman, Mr. Woyome then obtained a 51 million Ghana Cedis judgment debt payment, but the state contends the payment was obtained fraudulently.
The Attorney-General is therefore seeking an order for the refund of the GH¢51, 283,480.59 paid to Mr Woyome because, according to the state, it was procured by fraudulent means.