An Accra Circuit Court presided over by Ms. Afia Agbanu Kudimor has adjourned the case in which veteran actor David Dontoh aka Ghanaman and Traditional Highlife Musician Nat Brew popularly known as Amandziba are facing theft charges.
Though Mr. Dontoh, 1st accused was present in court when the case was called, the 2nd accused, Nat Brew was absent. His counsel, however, informed the court that, the 2nd accused person was on his way but got held up in traffic.
His said his client was ready for the start of the trial and his absence was not deliberate and subsequently asked for adjournment which was granted.
The two accused persons were said to have withdrawn some GH¢93, 000.00 from the accounts of one Kwame Wadada of Africa Awake without his consent.
Mr. Dontoh was granted bail in the sum of 150, 000 cedis with two sureties for the alleged theft from his employer in 2010.
Both were arrested in 2014 and detained at the Nima Police Station. A warrant was subsequently issued for their arrest when they failed to report on several occasions.
According to the facts before the court, both Dontoh and Amandzeba were in May 2013 served notice to refund the money with interest within 14 days or face legal action.
Their inability to comply with these directives forced the complainant to file a writ at the Fast Track Division of the High Court on July 22, 2013 asking the two to render accounts.
Africa Awake 2010 at the time claimed that in May 2010, it received a Public Private Partnership sponsorship to the tune of GH¢150, 000.00 from the government of the late President John Evans Atta Mills. The money was to be used for the establishment of the Atta Mills Legacy Project.
Out of the GH¢150, 000.00, the Non-Governmental Organization argued that an amount of GH¢145, 000.00 was deposited in its Stanbic Bank Account (Acc. No. 0140002631901) with Kwame Wadaada, Africa Awake 2010, Amandzeba Nat Brew and David Dontoh as signatories to the account.
They added that except for an amount of GH¢19, 500.00 which they spent on various projects, Brew and Dontoh made unauthorized withdrawals between May 24, 2010 and June 10, 2010 to the tune of GHc125, 000.00 without their knowledge. Both have denied any wrong doing.