An Accra High Court has ordered the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) to return Cecilia Dapaah’s seized money to her.
Per the court’s directive, the OSP has seven days to return the money to the former Sanitation and Water Resources Minister.
The OSP as part of its investigation into the alleged theft at the residence of the minister by her households seized her money.
However, the court has overturned this action, directing the OSP to return the confiscated funds to her.
The OSP is investigating Madam Dapaah for corruption and corruption-related offences following the revelation that she was keeping more than $1 million in her house.
Following that the OSP searched the residence of the former minister where the sum of US$590,000 in cash was found at the Abelemkpe residence of the former Minister.
Aside from that, an amount of GHC2.730,000 in cash was also discovered at the same address.
The Special Prosecutor went ahead to seize these cash sums as evidence to support the ongoing investigation.
The OSP subsequently froze the accounts of the former minister’s cedi and dollar accounts pending further investigations.
However, the court has ordered the OSP to release the money to her in seven days.