The Attorney General’s department has served notice of moving the case involving Patience Botwe, the house help of Cecilia Dapaah, from the circuit court to the High court.

Patience Botwe and seven others have been on trial for the past three months after they were arrested for allegedly stealing more than 1 million dollars and 350,000 euros from the home of the former sanitation minister.

The facts of this case formed the basis for corruption and corruption-related investigations into the affairs of Cecilia Dapaah and her husband.

But in court on Wednesday, DSP Emmanuel Nyamekye, a police prosecutor in the company of Superintendent Sylvester Asare and Akosua Agyepomaa Agyemang, a Senior State Attorney, told the Court that, a fresh charge sheet has been filed at the High Court.

According to ASP Nyamekye, the Registrar of the High Court was yet to allocate a hearing date to enable the Prosecution to communicate the same to the Circuit Court and subsequent withdrawal.

ASP Nyamekye told the court that, following the latest turn of events, the charge sheet before the Circuit Court would be withdrawn when the date at the High Court is allocated.

“The State Attorney informed me that they have filed an enhanced Charged Sheet at the High Court yesterday waiting for a date to be issued,” DSP Nyamekye told the Court.

According to him, if a date is assigned, the Prosecution “will come and seek the leave of the Court and withdraw the case from here (Circuit Court) and continue at High Court.”

All the accused persons were present in court except the eighth accused who is at large.

Patience Botwe, 18, hairdresser together with Sarah Agyei, 30, unemployed, Benjamin Sowah, 29, plumber, Malik Dauda,34, unemployed, Christiana Achab, a trader, Job Pomary, a mechanic, and Yahaya Sumaila, Excavator operator, were on a provisional 14 counts of Offences.

The eight accused person who is on similar charges is at large.

Their plea on the 14 provisional counts of charges comprising of a count of conspiracy, five counts of conspiracy and eight counts of dishonestly receiving have not been taken.