February 9, 2012

The outspoken MP for Assin North, Kennedy Agyepong, has made a strong call for the Chief of Staff John Martey Newman, deputy Attorney General Ebo Barton-Oduro and the Finance Minister Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, to resign with immediate effect or be arrested and tried for various roles played in the controversial Alfred Woyome judgment debt saga.

He alleged the infamous judgment debt totaling GhC51 million awarded the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) financier was orchestrated by a “whole syndicate” that goes beyond the persons cited in the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) interim report.

He said the above mentioned members of the NDC must all resign to pave way for proper investigations to be conducted into the case because they were all beneficiaries of the GhC51 m judgment debt.

Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Thursday, the NPP business mogul lashed out at the embattled financier of the NDC describing him as a “crook and a shameless opportunist. ”

He said Woyome, who is currently in remand at the Police CID headquarters, was aided by the former Attorney General and Minister for Justice Betty Mould-Iddrisu to dupe the nation.

He added that US$ 30 million of that money is being used to finance the ongoing construction of the NDC head office. According to him, another five million of that money was paid into the accounts of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation for reasons he could not state.

Woyome was on Monday charged and refused bail for conspiracy to commit crime, defrauding by false pretense and corrupting public officials in the contentious judgment debt scandal.

He was charged alongside a Chief State Attorney of Ghana, Samuel Nerquaye-Tetteh and his wife as well as the legal director at the Ministry of Finance, Paul Asimenu.

He said the state was only using the Chief State Attorney of Ghana as a scapegoat, adding that he should be released because he had no role to play in the case.

By: Citifmonline. com