In a recent turn of events, the identities of the individuals behind the alleged theft of a substantial sum from Cecilia Dapaah, a former sanitation minister in Ghana, have come to light.
The accused housemaids, Patience Botwe, 18, and Sarah Agyei, 30, appeared in court along with their respective partners and families to address the allegations. Although they attempted to hide their faces, photographs from the court session have revealed their identities.
The incident, which occurred approximately a month ago, sparked significant attention when Cecilia Dapaah accused her two house helps of pilfering $1 million, €300, 000, and millions of Ghana cedis.
The accusations gained traction in the Ghanaian media and online platforms. Patience Botwe’s actions were reportedly used to acquire valuable assets, including a house. In a similar vein, it was alleged that Sarah Agyei distributed substantial sums of money to both her boyfriend and father.
After a period of silence, both Patience and Sarah have now spoken out. In an audio recording that circulated online, Patience confessed to using her former employer’ s money to purchase a house. On the other hand, Sarah disclosed that she and her boyfriend visited Cecilia Dapaah’s residence to apologize, but the situation turned violent.
According to Sarah, Cecilia Dapaah allegedly inflicted physical harm on her, including using hot water, pepper, and ‘ banku ta’ (a local dish) as weapons. Sarah also revealed that she was in the early stages of pregnancy during the altercation, causing her to fear for her own safety and that of her unborn child.
This case has generated strong reactions from Ghanaians, with the story trending extensively across various digital platforms. The court appearance and subsequent revelations have shone a light on the alleged misdeeds of the accused housemaids, leading to public discussions about their actions and the consequences they might face.
As the legal process unfolds, the individuals involved and the larger community are left to grapple with the aftermath of this incident and its potential impact on all parties involved.