March 29, 2012

Former Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Osei Bounsu Amoah’s hope of never to appear before the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO)for investigation into his role in the infamous Woyome saga has been dashed following a Fast Track High Court dismissing his application.

The court on Wednesday threw out the application filed by Hon. O.B Amoah who was praying the court to restrain the EOCO from inviting him to assist its investigations into the controversial judgment debt paid to NDC financier Alfred Woyome.

The court ruled that it had no jurisdiction to restrain the EOCO from inviting Mr Amoah, but could only do so if the body had abused its statutory jurisdiction.

Mr O.B Amoah who is also the Member of Parliament for Aburi/Nsawam was arrested a month ago for questioning in connection with the controversial GH¢51 million judgment debt award to businessman Alfred Woyome.

His lawyers after his arrested told the media that the Police was to charge him corruption and willfully causing financial loss to the state

He was deputy sports minister in the erstwhile Kufuor administration when contracts awarded for the construction of stadia ahead of the CAN 2008 tournament were canceled and re-awarded.

Mr Amoah is saod to have instructed construction firm Waterville Holdings to move to site ahead of a formal contract for the rehabilitation of the Accra, Kumasi and Elwak sports stadia for CAN 2008.

It has subsequently been explained that a Memorandum of Understanding between Waterville and the Government of Ghana formed the basis for his letter.

Kwadwo Anim/