The Office of the Special Prosecutor has disclosed that its officers found monies hidden in former Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Dapaah’s house during a search of her residences under strange circumstances.
The OSP revealed that officers who went to search the residences of the former sanitation minister found monies that were craftily concealed in wraps, polythene bags, clothes, 32 envelopes among others.
“The monies were craftily concealed in wraps, polythene bags, clothes, 32 envelopes, and were buried and secreted in obscure places in the residence, some with labels and descriptions.”
The OSP is currently in court seeking to have the accounts and other property of the former minister frozen.
An Accra High Court recently refused to confirm the seizures and freezing order and directed the OSP to return the amounts to Cecilia Dapaah.
The Special Prosecutor complied with the court order but seize the again and went back to court seeking to get the seizure confirmed.
Meanwhile, the OSP is further alleging that Cecilia Abena Dapaah “was engaged in undisclosed and undeclared real estate business in which she obscured and concealed the transactions by employing the use of aliases to avoid detection of the actual ownership of the business and properties, while cleverly receiving proceeds of the transactions in her bank account and investments.”
It added that although brother of the former minister was deceased, she keeps receiving money from his account.
“The said Nana Akwasi Essan died in January 2022 and there is no record domiciled at the financial institutions of probate or letters of administration granted to personal representatives).
“Strangely, there are active transfers from the deceased person’s bank account to that of the first respondent’s account”, the filing alleges.
The OSP added “as recently as September 19, 2022, and May 23, amounts of ¢10,450 and ¢11,280 respectively were transferred, supposedly by the deceased brother to the first respondent (Cecilia Dapaah).”