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GH¢51million Judgment Debt Scandal: Go After Woyome’s Cohorts …Martin Amidu Charges Gov’t, Punches Ajet-Nasam

Published in politics Wednesday, 06 December 2017 10:10

By Ernest Addo

Former Attorney General under the late President John Evans Atta Mills-led government, now called Citizen Vigilante, has added his voice to the call by our Editor-in Chief, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, that government must find the missing link in the circumstances that led to the payment of whopping GH¢51.2 million as judgment debt to Alfred Agbesi Woyome “if indeed it has a commitment to fight corruption.”

Martin Amidu, in his latest piece on matters arising out of Woyome’s foray to the Africa Court observed that “…when Woyome was being tried before the sham Court of the irredeemably corrupt High Court Justice John Ajet-Nasam, I continued to insist that it will be difficult to secure a conviction of Woyome in the case without prosecuting those who aided and facilitated the commission of the offence with which he was charged. The New Patriotic Party both in and outside parliament shared the same sentiments as did Mr. Kweku Baako throughout the trial.”

He continued: “Nothing epitomizes corruption in the annals of the history of this country better than the circumstances and context of the Woyome case, and its trial by an irredeemably corrupt High Court Justice. Accordingly, one understood the promise by President Nana Akufo Addo and his party to fight corruption to include dealing with the residual matters relating to what Mr. Kweku Baako now calls ‘the missing link’.

Martin Amidu argued that the manner the case was prosecuted by the Government and its lawyers clearly facilitated the verdict pronounced by the irredeemably corrupt former Justice Ajet-Nasam of the High Court, whom the whole world now knows sold justice for cash and had a penchant for chasing accused persons for payment.

“In any civilized system of criminal justice administration, the Woyome trial should have been vacated at the instance of the Republic because of the overwhelming evidence that now disgraced Justice Ajet-Nasam did not have the capacity to administer impartial criminal justice by virtue of his internalized endemic corrupt nature. The disgraced former Justice did not even challenge the case of bribery and corruption so glaringly made against him on video because he was guilty to high heavens. But the Government of the day simply allowed him to disappear for corrupt services previously rendered to it,” he noted.

But the same law officers who deliberately chose to prosecute Woyome without his co-suspects knowing very well that they were likely to lose the case as a result are still those in position to compromise the execution of the President’s promise of fighting corruption. Furthermore, the same senior law officers who thwarted the execution of the judgment and engaged in various spurious agreements with him while their more senior court going colleagues were in the Supreme Court trying to execute the judgment are still those in position to advise the present Government on outstanding matters related to the case.

Whilst congratulating Kweku Baako, the anti-corruption Crusader said this is the only Government that can deal with it if indeed it has a commitment to fight corruption and called on President Akufo Addo to remember that the buck on fighting corruption stops with him whether it succeeded or failed.

 

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