According to the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP), Cecilia Dapaah, a former minister for water resources and sanitation, had enormous sums of money in her accounts.
The OSP is cited as alleging that funds totaling $5,000,000 and $48,000,000,000 Ghana cedis were discovered in a Prudential Bank account maintained by the former Minister in an exclusive report by Accra-based Joy News.
Additionally, it discovered 700,000 in cash and 1 million cedis in assets in her Societe General account.
According to information from Kissi Agyebeng’s office, $590,000 in cash was found there during the search of her Abelemkpe residence.
The same home also yielded the discovery of $2,730,000 in cash.
According to Joy News, OSP has frozen the former Minister’s cedi and dollar accounts while they conduct additional inquiries.
On July 26, the OSP detained Cecilia Abena Dapaah and searched her apartment in Cantonments, where she served as a sector minister.
Additionally, her private apartment in Abelemkpe, Accra, where the alleged theft occurred between July and October 2022, was searched.
According to sources, the OSP has submitted a motion to confirm the blocked bank accounts as well as the confiscated funds it took from the former minister’s home.
In connection with this, two more people have been detained in relation to the former Minister’s theft of a million dollars from her Accra residence by domestic staff.