GhanaWeb report has confirmed that the office of the Special Prosecutor has frozen Cecilia Abena Dapaah’s assets and bank accounts, which have millions of dollars and cedis in them. Dapaah was the former minister of sanitation and water resources.
Sources at the court who showed GhanaWeb documents also confirmed that the Office of the Special Prosecutor has started the process to get the courts to confirm and approve this administrative freeze.
The OSP has the power to officially freeze the accounts of a person of interest, but to keep the account(s) frozen for a longer time, it will need the court’s permission.
The case to prove that the accounts and assets have been frozen is likely to be heard next week.
Meanwhile, our reliable sources say that millions of US dollars and millions of Ghana cedis were found in the former minister’s bank accounts and that some money was also found in her different homes after the OSP went there and searched them. Documents we got from our court sources show that the OSP filed a move to seize the money it found when it searched her different homes.
The troubled former minister has been in the news after a possible theft at her Accra home in the Abelemkpe neighbourhood. People who worked for her at home are saying that they stole more than $1 million in cash and other items from her and her husband.
The police and the office of the Attorney General are also looking into the former minister’s business, but the OSP is looking into it on its own.
The OSP is looking into the minister for corruption and crimes linked to corruption, while the AG and police are going after people who are said to have stolen money from the former minister or that he or she owned.