• THIS WAS AFTER THE SUPREME COURT ON JUNE 14, 2013, DIRECTED THE GOVERNMENT OF GHANA TO RETRIEVE A JUDGMENT DEBT PAID WATERVILLE TOTALING €47,365,624.
The Supreme Court has asked the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu to sit with the Attorney General and provide the office with the needed information which will help in the retrieval of the €47,365,624 illegally paid to Waterville.
According to the court, though the suit filed by Mr. Amidu was aimed at helping the country retrieve the money, it did not have proper grounding as the Apex court had already made a decision on it.
MARTIN AMIDU WHO FILED THE SUIT AS A PRIVATE CITIZEN CONTENDS THAT IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN A YEAR SINCE THE CASE, “MARTIN AMIDU VS ATTORNEY GENERAL & WATERVILLE HOLDING (BVI) LIMITED BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU” WAS DETERMINED BY AN ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL BUT THE ORDER HAS NOT BEEN CARRIED OUT.
It further asked the Attorney General who wanted the suit to be dismissed on the basis of incompetence to engage Martin Amidu in other to get the needed information he claims he has in his possession to help get the money paid.
Martin Amidu dragged the Attorney-General to the Supreme Court on grounds that the department failed to carry out an order to retrieve a €47 million judgment debt paid illegally to Waterville Holding.
Martin Amidu who filed the suit as a private citizen contends that it has been more than a year since the case, “Martin Amidu vs Attorney General & Waterville Holding (BVI) Limited By Martin A. B. K. Amidu” was determined by an Arbitration Tribunal but the order has not been carried out.
Amidu sues AG over illegal debt
In August 2019, the Special Prosecutor, Martin Alamisi Amidu, in his capacity as a private citizen, dragged the Attorney General and construction firm, Waterville to the Supreme Court over the nonenforcement of a judgment debt retrieval order directed at the Government of Ghana and the company in 2013.
The Supreme Court made the order in the Amidu vs. Attorney-General, Waterville Holding (BVI) Ltd & Woyome case brought before it by Martin Amidu on June 22, 2012.
In Amidu’s application the construction firm, Waterville Holding (BVI) Ltd was cited in the case as second respondent/defendant/judgment debtor.
This was after the Supreme Court on June 14, 2013, directed the Government of Ghana to retrieve a judgment debt paid Waterville totaling €47,365,624.
Martin Amidu, a former Attorney General, who dragged Waterville to court argued that the company had no contract with the government of Ghana but yet made claims for the payment of the money.
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