Supreme Court will today July 4, 2017 decide if an application filed by businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome to stop the Attorney General from orally examining him should hold.
This examination is in connection with attempts by the state to retrieve GHS51.2million from him.
Justice A.A Benin, last week stated that the ruling on Mr Woyome’s application will be today, the reason oral examination that was billed for Thursday, 29 July did not come off.
Mr Woyome argues that Article 134 (b) of the 1992 Constitution gives him the opportunity to apply for a stay of Justice Benin’s decision by asking that a panel of three Justices vary, discharge and or reverse the order.
Article 134 (b) of the 1992 constitution stipulates: “A single Justice of the Supreme Court may exercise power vested in the Supreme Court not involving the decision of the cause or matter before the Supreme Court, except that:
(b) in civil matters, any order, direction or decision made or given under this article may be varied, discharged or reversed by the Supreme Court constituted by three justices of the Supreme Court.
However, the Deputy Attorney General argued that the provision cited by Mr Woyome upon which he is filing the application does not apply since the state is merely attempting to enforce an earlier judgement of the same court.