The Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, has said that failings within Attorney General’s office contributed to Alfred Agbesi Woyome’s initial acquittals between 2012 and 2015, in the midst of the GHc 51 million judgment debt saga.
Without naming any individuals, Mr. Amidu was of the firm belief that Mr. Woyome should have been prosecuted alongside his “accomplices”, in reference to his article titled ‘Woyome’s suspected crimes and the missing link.”
“As Attorney General, I had said that Woyome cannot be prosecuted alone and that all his accomplices must be prosecuted,” he told Parliament’s Appointments Committee during his vetting.
He further recalled that, during a meeting with lawyers in the Attorney General’s office, “they all agreed that part of the fault is from this house [the Attorney General’s office].”
Thus, Mr. Amidu maintained that “if we are going to prosecute, we should prosecute everybody involved and not Woyome alone.”
“That is one of the reasons why the hoodlums hounded me so that they would not be prosecuted. So Woyome alone was prosecuted and if you remember, in the judgment, the judge said that Woyome could not be prosecuted alone and that those who acted with him were not brought. So [John] Ajet-Nasam, who was proven to be a corrupt judge, later acquitted Woyome.”