A former Minister for Education, Betty Mould-Iddrisu has in a strongly-worded statement rubbished calls for her arrest by the minority NPP in Parliament, in the infamous GHc 51 million judgment debt payment to embattled NDC financier Alfred Woyome.
In a statement released by the legal team of Mrs. Mould –Iddrisu, it described the minority stance as “unfortunate”.
The minority NPP led by Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu after the arrest and release of former deputy Youth and Sports Minister, Hon. O.B Amoah and the subsequent invitation by the Police of former Finance Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo, called for the immediate arrest of Mrs Mould-Iddrisu, accusing her of directly supervising the payment to Mr. Woyome.
However, Mrs Mould-Iddrisu in her response stated that it is disappointing that the minority leader and the NPP General Secretary Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie among other personalities would try to undermine and stampede the Police and other state agencies investigating the Woyome saga.
Mrs Mould-Iddrisu in the statement also described as false and ridiculous statements made by the minority leader that she authorised and supervised the payments to Mr. Woyome.
She has, however, denied ordering the payments or serving as attorney general when the judgment debt was awarded to Mr. Woyome.
“Our client states that she neither authorised payments nor was she at post as Attorney General when subsequent payments were made to Alfred Woyome,” the statement read in part.
It added: “The only payments made by the state to Mr. Woyome during her tenure as Attorney General was made in pursuant to a High Court order dated 7th September 2010.”
Mrs Mould-Iddrisu also stated that “at all material times she acted both administratively and professionally as Attorney General.”
By: Kobina Welsing/Citifmonline.com