Case against Christian Divine Church Chairman and Secretary dismissed by the court. Apostle Ebenezer Boahen, Chairman of the Christian Devine Church (CDC), and Pastor Samuel Awuah, Acting General Secretary, were both defendants in a case that the Circuit Court in Tarkwa dismissed.
The two, who were accused of not paying the over GHC100,000 that was supposed to be the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributions of church pastors, have since paid the bill.
The defendants and their attorney were not present when the case was originally brought before the court by SSNIT Prosecutor Mr. Emmanuel Awuah.
The accused were expected to appear in court because criminal cases are personal, therefore the presiding judge, Mrs. Hathie Ama Manu, issued a bench warrant for their arrest.
During the second hearing, Pastor Awuah was present, and the court granted him bail in the amount of GHC50,000 with one surety. However, Apostle Boahen did not appear.
Apostle Boahen was ill, and Reverend Samuel Kokobah, the accused’s attorney, begged with the court to grant him bail; however, the judge noted she had not received a medical report from any facility confirming the accused was ill.
She continued by saying that because the prosecutor in charge of the case had requested permission to skip court, his client was not eligible for bail.
Case against Christian Divine Church Chairman and Secretary dismissed by the court