I have never given or received a bribe before  Woyome

Businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome complained to the General Law Commission (GLC), saying he had never given or received bribes in the course of his business.

His response comes in the aftermath of the GLC’s decision to disbar Chief State Attorney Samuel Nerquaye-Tetteh, who allegedly received GH¢400,000 from Woyome in 2011.

On Friday (February 16), Mr Woyome told reporters that he was a law-abiding citizen and that he was not involved in such practices.

He explained that he did not receive or give money from the government because he was not part of it.

“I want you to understand one thing: I have always followed the law in this country and have never given or accepted a bribe. I have never been in a government position, neither have I benefited from any government money whatsoever in any government,” he clarified.

Mr. Nerquaye-Tetteh was dismissed, this means he cannot practice law in Ghana after Ghana’s governing body, the General Law Commission, found him guilty of an offense under section 2(2) of the Act. Professional Conduct and Etiquette Act 1969 (LI 613).

The GLC, which defended the state against a lawsuit brought by Woyome in 2011, said in a report dated January 31, 2024, that Mr. Samuel Nerquaye-Tetteh personally transferred £400,000 directly to Mr. Woyome into his wife’s bank account.

Mr. Woyome joined his case and threatened to sue the General Law Commission to disqualifying Chief State Attorney Samuel Nerquaye-Tetteh, who allegedly helped facilitate the transfer of GH$400,000 given to his wife.

Woyome, who is at the center of Waterville’s £51 million debt recovery case, claims the council’s decision is in contempt of court. He said the arbitration removed him and other parties from the contract. Inappropriate behavior.

Mr. Nerquaye-Tetteh was found to have violated the professional standards and rules of conduct of the legal profession and his license was suspended. Mr. Nerquaye-Tetteh’s license has been suspended.

Woyome responded by calling the council’s decision unfortunate and taking it personally.

He admitted giving £400,000 to Mr. Samuel Nerquaye-Tetteh’s wife but said he was merely acting on human rights.

By Felix

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