OSP revokes freezing order on five bank accounts of Cecilia Dapaah

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The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has revoked the freezing order in respect of five (5) bank accounts of the former Sanitation Minister Ms Cecilia Dapaah.

A statement from the Office of the Special Prosecutor noted that the freezing order is still in force and effect with respect to the other bank accounts and financial assets of Ms Dapaah.

The Special Prosecutor commenced an investigation in July 2023 in respect of suspected corruption and corruption-related offences regarding large amounts of money and other valuable items involving Ms Cecilia Abena Dapaah.

The Special Prosecutor took measures, including issuing a freezing order in respect of the bank accounts and other financial assets of Ms Dapaah to facilitate the investigation.

Subsequently, the investigation eliminated five (5) of the bank accounts of Ms Dapaah from suspicion of being tainted property.

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Madam Dapaah, former Sanitation Minister became the talk of the town in July 2023, when the Chronicle Newspaper reported that her domestic helps had been dragged to court for allegedly stealing $1 million, 300,000 euros, several millions of cedis and personal effects of the former minister and her husband valued at thousands of Ghana Cedis and dollars.

Cecilia Dapaah subsequently resigned from her position after a public uproar. She was arrested by the OSP and was later granted bail.

Officials from the Office of the Special Prosecutor on Monday, July 24, 2023, searched the home of the former Minister of Sanitation.

The OSP said it found US$590,000 and GHC2.730,000 in cash at the apartment of the former minister.

Officials from the Office of the Special Prosecutor took immediate action, seizing these substantial cash sums as crucial evidence to support the ongoing investigation.

The OSP also froze seven bank accounts of Cecilia Dapaah.

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