Amidu sues AG for not retrieving €47m judgment debt illegally paid Waterville.
The Special Prosecutor, Martin Alamisi Amidu, in his capacity as a private citizen, has dragged the Attorney General and construction firm, Waterville to the Supreme Court over the nonenforcement of a judgement 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.
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In Amidu’s application sighted by citinewsroom.com, the construction firm, Waterville Holding (BVI) Ltd was cited in the case as second respondent/defendant/judgment debtor.
The Supreme Court on June 14, 2013, directed the Government of Ghana to retrieve a judgement debt paid Waterville totalling €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.
The apex court in the case upheld that Waterville Holding’s supposed contract with the Government of Ghana in relation to the work on a stadia in Ghana ahead of the CAN 2008 tournament was not valid.
The construction company was in 2013 ordered by the Supreme Court to return to the state monies it obtained illegally out of claims it brought against the state in 2009.
Waterville subsequently appealed against the judgment at the International Court of Arbitration, a case which dragged for a while but according to information available to Mr. Amidu, an arbitration award was made in April 2018 in favour of the Government of Ghana.
Amidu in his fresh application at the Supreme Court insisted that, one year down the line, the Government of Ghana is yet to retrieve the money from Waterville.