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Sunday, 22 March 2015

                             Sir John Mad With NDC Over Woyome

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Former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu- Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, has served notice to National Democratic Congress (NDC) activists, warning them against linking him to the infamous Woyome scandal.

Sir John said NDC members had made it a point to drag his name into the woyome saga by claiming that he benefited from the Gh¢51.2 million the NDC financier pocketed from the government, saying that he would sue anyone who linked the scandal to him.


“I dare any NDC person who would repeat anywhere that I benefited from the woyome judgement debt cash that I will institute legal action against that person because if I received anything from woyome, it was years before the judgement debt was paid the businessman…,” he said on Adom FM yesterday.


Some NDC members including propaganda chiefs like Kwaku Boahen, he said, were trying to smear him with the Woyome paint by drawing him into the supposed list of beneficiaries of the controversial and fraudulent Gh¢51.2 million judgment debt paid Alfred Agbesi Woyome, the self-acclaimed financier of the NDC, by the State.


So far, woyome who prides himself in being a financial engineer, has mentioned the name of current Attorney-General (A-G) and Minister of Justice, Marietta Brew Appiah-opong and the private legal firm, Lithur Brew and co, which she used to manage with President Mahama’s lawyer, Tony Lithur, as the beneficiaries of the money he has been ordered by the Supreme Court to refund to the State.


Sir John admitted dealing with woyome in the year 2004, way before the controversial judgment debt was paid to the man in 2010, and added that their interaction had nothing to do with the Gh¢51.2 million.


“Yes, I received a RAV4 from him but that was in 2004 when I offered legal services to him…he also paid me cash as part of my legal fees…,” he said, insisting that those things were not given him for free.


Instead, he said they were offered according to the monetary value of the legal services he rendered.


DAILY GUIDE learnt that the services he rendered to woyome were in relation to a chieftaincy issue at the Volta Regional house of Chiefs.


Sir John also defended an alleged rape case involving a nephew of the NDC moneybag.


At the time, Sir John saidhe was working with the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation between 2002 and 2003 when someone introduced woyome to him.


From that time he became woyome’s lawyer, he disclosed.


He said in some cases when he represented woyome’s interest, he chose to be paid with tangibles rather than cash, a practice which he said was not new since lawyers at times demanded same from their clients.


The former NPP scribe said in some cases he was even given parcels of land from clients he had rendered legal services to. This, he said, included four parcels of land located on the Accra-Kasoa highway in Accra and three plots located in Ahenema Kokoben in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi.


Sir John told DAILY GUIDE in a follow up interview that if the NDC thought linking him to the fraudulent payment would prevent woyome from paying back the money, it was a big joke, and that the NDC financier must vomit the money.


He urged the Attorney- General to use all available means to retrieve the money from woyome.
source: Daily Guide

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