OSP arrests Cecilia Dapaah over stolen cash

Story: News Desk

Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah who resigned her post on Saturday as the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, has been placed under arrest by the Office of Special Prosecutor for suspected corruption and corruption-related offences.

Her arrest is in relation to the alleged large sums and personal properties stolen from her Abelempke home in Accra for which five people are standing trial.

A statement issued by the the OSP said “Ms. Dapaah is being questioned by authorised Officers of the OSP.”

Following media reports of an ongoing criminal trial of the five suspects for the missing millions, there have been a wave of calls for the arrest and investigation of Abena Dapaah to ascertain the source of the large sums of money.

Two house helps, 18-year-old Patience Botwe and 30-year-old Sarah Agyei, along with three others allegedly stole $1 million, €300,000, and millions of Ghanaian cedis being the monies and personal effects of Abena Dapaah and her husband, between the months of July and October 2022.

She however, is disputing the amounts quoted on prosecution charge sheets to have been stolen in all, saying they are inconsistent with what she reported to the police.

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