The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong has denied accusations that she omitted the Supreme Court declarations that affected Austro-Invest and the then Attorney General, Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu, whose conduct in facilitating the payment of the over GH?51million to Alfred Agbesi Woyome were also declared unconstitutional when she filed the entry of judgment in the case.
Mr Martin Amidu in a rejoinder to an interview granted Graphiconline by Mr Tony Lithur had said that after the Supreme Court unanimously decided on July 26, 2014 that the purported contract that earned Woyome the judgment debt was unconstitutional, the Entry of Judgment filed by the Attorney-General, Mrs. Brew Appiah-Opong at the Supreme Court was selective.
He accused Mrs Appiah-Opong of omitting the declarations that affected Austro-Invest and the then Attorney General, Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu, whose conduct in facilitating the payment of the “Gargantuan over GH?51million were also declared unconstitutional.”
“Woyome and I opposed the selective entry of judgment in our respective affidavits to the entry of judgment. The Supreme Court agreed with me and struck out the offending entry of judgment for non-compliance with the decision of the Supreme Court,” Mr Amidu said.
Following from that, Mr Amidu said the perception that he got in his handling of the Constitutional cases against the Attorney General, Waterville, and Woyome/Austro-Invest was that, “the John Dramani Mahama NDC Government under its Attorney General, Mrs. Brew Appiah-Opong has at every step done everything in its power to impede the success of the cases.”
“I had made it clear to the Mills/Mahama Government as its Attorney General that no prosecution in the scam involving the over GH?51million will succeed by targeting Woyome alone without Waterville, Austro-Invest, Samuel Nerquaye-Tetteh, the Chief State Attorney whose spouse EOCO reveal had received GH?400,000 from Woyome while he was handling the case as an Attorney for the Government, and others.
But in a response, Mrs Appiah-Opong told Graphiconline, “I deny his allegations. In any case we are working with Chief State Attorneys on this case. I’m not working on it alone,”
She said Woyome’s lawyers opposed the entry of judgment on a completely different ground.
“On that day, Woyome’s lawyers went to the court withdraw the application but I understand Martin Amidu was there to insist it should be struck out.”
“How do we serve an entry of judgment on a Entity which he says had been dissolved and which by his own statement, it’s name had been struck out from?”