A resident of the Hohoe Zongo in the Volta Region is challenging the decision of the Supreme Court businessman to return 51.2 million cedis to the state.
Abdulai Yusif Fanash Muhammed is arguing the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case involving Alfred Agbesi Woyome and to make the orders it made.
He wants a “Declaration that the financial engineering claims by Alfred Agbesi Woyome arising out of the tender bid by Vamed Engineering GmbH/Waterville Holdings during the procurement process from June 2005 until its wrongful abrogation in August 2005 is not an international business transaction within the meaning of Article 181 of the Constitution, 1992.”
Woyome had promised to pay the money which the state argues he fraudulently obtained through a judgment debt by the end of last year.
But a week to the self-imposed deadline, a citizen, believed to be sponsored by Woyome himself, went to the Supreme Court arguing the court was wrong.
He asking for a declaration that “Supreme Court has no jurisdiction to pronounce on the financial engineering claims between a citizen of Ghana and the government of Ghana which does not fall within the ambit or purview of Article 181.”
Mr. Woyome, a self-confessed financier of the governing National Democracy Congress (NDC) obtained a 51.2 cedis judgment debt founded on a settlement agreement he reached with then Attorney-General, Betty Mould Iddrisu.
He claimed he was entitled to the money arising from financial engineering services he offered the government in 2005 onwards in respect of contracts for the rehabilitation of the Baba Yara and Accra Sports Stadium.