Trial Involving Theft of $1 Million and €300,000 Adjourned to March 8, 2024

The trial at the Accra High Court involving seven individuals, including Patience Botwe and two former house helps of ex-Sanitation Minister Cecilia Abena, has been adjourned to March 8, 2024. The accused face charges of stealing $1 million, 300,000 euros, and various properties valued at millions of Ghana cedis.

The adjournment was prompted by the late arrival of both defence and prosecution lawyers for the case management conference. Justice Marie-Louise Simmons adjourned the case after neither party appeared in court until the new date.

Prior to the adjournment, Basit Adams, counsel for the accused, expressed concerns about his clients being in custody despite meeting the bail conditions set by the court in a previous ruling. The accused persons, granted bail earlier, remain in custody as their conditions have not been fulfilled.

The next hearing, scheduled for March 8, 2024, will include a Case Management Conference, marking the fourth appearance of the accused persons before the court. In a previous ruling on December 28, 2023, Justice Marie-Louise Simmons granted State Prosecutors a final opportunity to file witness statements and disclosures before the recent court hearing.

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