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Woyome loses case at African court

Embattled businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome has lost his case against the government of Ghana at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Arusha, Tanzania as the court unanimously dismissed the case.

According to the court, Woyome’s right to non-discrimination, right to equality before the law, equal protection before the law and his right to be heard by an impartial tribunal had all not been violated.

Mr Woyome applied to the Continental court arguing a violation of his right in relation to the case in which he sued Ghana for abrogating a financial engineering services contract and was paid GHS51.2million.

But the Arusha-based court held that “the applicant has not demonstrated or substantiated how he has been discriminated against or treated differently” under Article 2 and 3 of the Charter.

The Malawian judge, Lady Justice Tujilane Rose Chizumila , also dismissed the applicant’s request for reparations because there were no established violations.

“The issue of reparation does not arise” she said.

”Consequently, the applicant’s prayer for reparation is dismissed”, the court said and also decided not to award cost to any party.

This comes on the heels of a similar ruling by Ghana’s Supreme court on Thursday ordering that several properties identified as belonging to the businessman be sold to offset some 51 Million Ghana Cedis judgment debt paid illegally to him by the State.

The businessman ahead of the judgment today was upbeat about the ruling at the African court to go in his favour.

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