Businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome has refunded GH¢4 million to state coffers, representing part payment of the GH¢51.2 million he owes the state.
He has, through his lawyers, promised to pay the outstanding balance by quarterly instalments of GH¢5 million, commencing April 1, 2017.
Giving reasons why her outfit had filed an application at the Supreme Court to discontinue the request for oral examination of Woyome, the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong, said her outfit had so far issued a receipt for the GH¢4 million.
A letter dated November 7, 2016 and signed by a Chief State Attorney, Mrs Dorothy Afriyie-Ansah, a copy of which is available to the Daily Graphic, acknowledged receipt of a cheque for GH¢4 million.
The receipt was witnessed by the Solicitor-General, Mrs Helen Ziwu.
According to Mrs Appiah-Opong, Woyome’s lawyers had, on November 8, 2016, written to her outfit proposing to pay the outstanding sum by quarterly instalments.
The payment, she said, was made on the day she requested for a meeting with Mr Woyome and his lawyer, Mr Ken Anku.
Present at the meeting was Mrs Afriyie-Ansah and Mrs Ziwu.
Mrs Appiah-Opong said the reason her outfit had filed to discontinue the application for oral examination of Mr Woyome was that Woyome had, in a letter dated October 27, 2016, made a request to pay the judgement debt by instalments.
The Attorney-General said on November 7, 2016, a meeting was held with Mr Woyome in her office, in the presence of staff of her office, to discuss the schedule of payments.