A member of the legal counsel for embattled businessman, Alfred Woyome is optimistic they will be victorious in court over the charges leveled against their client, despite the extensive public discussion of the issue.
The chief legal counsel, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, in an interview on the Citi Breakfast Show on Monday, indicated that “speaking not as a lawyer, it would be difficult but speaking as a lawyer, yes because the law courts are not persuaded by discussions in the public domain, they are faced with evidence given on oath and documentary evidence and then how you prosecute your case in court.”
He added: “So if our defense is able to persuade the court, the court will fine for us because we will conduct our case based on the evidence available and that is what the court is going to look at.
“I believe that at the end of these matters my client would prevail because the evidence available clearly suggests that he never acted fraudulently.”
Mr. Woyome also touted as the financier of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been charged with defrauding the state by false pretense, conspiracy to commit crime, corrupting public officials and defrauding the state with three other accomplices.
This was after he was paid a judgment debt of GH¢51 million, which has generated several arguments within public circles.
Counsel Dafeamekpor, who is leading three other lawyers handling the case, also indicated the spillover effect of the case has adversely affected family members of Mr. Woyome with some of his children being harassed at school because of the issue.
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