“Today all those who have insulted me because of false information, I have forgiven them,” Businessman, Alfred Agesi Woyome, said on Thursday after the Court of Appeal, in a unanimous decision, dismissed the state’s challenge to his acquittal.
The court said the High Court was right in freeing Mr Woyome last year because the state had failed to prove his guilt in a case in which he was accused of defrauding the country of GH₵51 million.
Woyome was, on March 12, 2015, acquitted and discharged by the High Court, presided over by Mr Justice John Ajet-Nasam, on two counts of defrauding by false pretence and causing financial loss to the state.
But the state filed a notice of appeal a day after his acquittal on the grounds that the trial judge erred in law in freeing the businessman.
Speaking to journalists after his acquittal, Mr Woyome said, “I have only one thing to say. I believe in Lord God almighty…I am encouraging you to believe in your God first and also believe in the court system”.