Cecilia Dapaah responds to claims of tainted assets: Cecilia Abena Dapaah, former Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, has strongly denied allegations of wrongdoing regarding assets that were reportedly found in her home and bank accounts.
She has stated that the allegations are false and unsubstantiated, and has vowed to cooperate fully with any investigations that may be conducted.
Mrs. Dapaah has stated that the Office of the Special Prosecutor is acting beyond its legal authority, and that the accusations against her are based on speculation and misinformation, rather than fact.
She contends that the OSP’s actions are driven by public hysteria and the media’s biased portrayal of the situation. She has stated that she is confident that the truth will come out in due course.
As part of the ongoing legal dispute, the OSP has requested a court order to allow it to freeze Mrs. Dapaah’s bank account and confiscate properties in her home, which it suspects to be linked to illegal activity. This request is based on allegations made by Mrs. Dapaah’s domestic staff that funds were stolen from her residence. The OSP conducted searches of Mrs. Dapaah’s residences to investigate these allegations further.
During the search of Mrs. Dapaah’s Abelemkpe residence on July 24, the OSP uncovered a large amount of cash, including US$590,000 and GHȼ2,730,000. The OSP seized these funds from Prudential Bank and Societe Generale Ghana, with the intention of investigating their origins. In response, Mrs. Dapaah’s legal team has disputed any allegation of wrongdoing, stating that the funds were acquired legally and that no wrongdoing has been proven.
he court case is scheduled to resume on August 31, 2023, at which time a decision will be made regarding the OSP’s request to continue the freeze on Mrs. Dapaah’s assets. Until then, the legal battle will continue and the question of whether or not Mrs. Dapaah’s assets were acquired illegally remains unresolved
Two individuals who worked for Mrs. Dapaah and her husband, Patience Botwe and Sarah Agyei, are facing charges for allegedly stealing large sums of money and valuable items from the couple’s home between July and October 2022.
Botwe and Agyei have been charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and multiple counts of theft. Mrs. Dapaah continues to defend herself against accusations of wrongdoing and has called for a thorough and impartial investigation into the matter.
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