The Attorney General, Gloria Akufo has been petitioned by five Ghanaians to prosecute the Betty Mould-Iddrisu who served as the Attorney General under the president Prof. Evans Atta Mills.
The five petitioner, Peprah Kyei Baffour, Elijah Armah, Richard Kudjo, Dawda Eric and Emmanuel Owusu believe Mould-Iddrisu’s ‘refusal to represent the state in court as stated in Article 88 of the constitution of the Republic of Ghana gave Alfred Agbesi Woyome the opportunity to secure a default judgement which was fraught with series of procedural errors against the state at the high court.’
They are therefore calling “for her criminal prosecution on the basis that, her criminal conduct falls within the ambit and purview of section 12, 179A of the criminal offences Act,1960(Act 29) respectively.”
Below is the petition to the Attorney General
3RD DECEMBER, 2018
TO: THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
REPUBLIC OF GHANA
A PETITION FOR THE PROSECUTION OF MS BETTY MOULD IDDRISU
We, the undersigned are seeking to draw your attention in respect of the conduct of the former Attorney General under whose tenure the Republic of Ghana was sold to Alfred Agbesi Woyome in the controversial Ghc 51.2M scam for no work done. Though your high office is pursuing the civil aspect of this matter concerning the retrieval of the money which was abandoned by the NDC government after the Supreme Court declared that, Alfred Agbesi Woyome was not entitled to the said amount the NDC government paid to him in 2010. In the concurring opinion of Justice Jones Dotse, the “payment was just to create, loot and share”.
To infer from the learned judge in his opinion, some people created, looted and shared our Ghc 51.2M and for that matter, those who facilitated that act of criminality ought to be identified and prosecuted.
It is in our considered view that, those who facilitated the said unconstitutional loot be brought to book in the interest of fairness and justice.
The former Attorney general cannot be left out in this matter because, her refusal to represent the state in court as stated in Article 88 of the constitution of the Republic of Ghana gave Alfred Agbesi Woyome the opportunity to secure a default judgement which was fraught with series of procedural errors against the state at the high court. We are also aware that, her legal opinion after the default judgement contributed to the payment of the whopping amount to Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome.
It is therefore clear that, had it not been the incompetence cum negligence on the part of the former Attorney General, the Republic of Ghana wouldn’t have effected payment to Alfred Agbesi Woyome. We are mounting this petition “calling ” for her criminal prosecution on the basis that, her criminal conduct falls within the ambit and purview of section 12, 179A of the criminal offenses Act,1960(Act 29) respectively.
We are verily aware and believe same to be true that, your office would consider this petition in the interest of the Republic of Ghana.
PEPRAH KYEI BAFFOUR
MR. EMMANUEL OWUSU
Betty Mould-Iddrisu in February 2009 became the first female Attorney General until he was replaced by Martin A. B. K Amidu in 2011. She became the Minister for Education in 2011 and in January 2012, she resigned from office.