OSP Cites Suspicious Activities On Cecilia Dapaah's Account, Says Late Brother Still Sends Money

OSP Cites Suspicious Activities On Cecilia Dapaah's Account, Says Late Brother Still Sends Money

  • The Office of the Special Prosecutor is making a strong case for the court to approve efforts to freeze the account of former sanitation minister Cecilia Dapaah
  • The OSP has stated in documents filed in court that Cecilia Dapaah's late brother still sends money to her
  • The OSP told the court that on September 19, 2022, GH¢10,450 was transferred by the deceased brother of ex-minister

The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has told the court that a bank account belonging to the late brother of Cecilia Dapaah still sends money to the former minister.

The OSP told the court this as part of efforts to get the court's approval to freeze the former sanitation minister's account on suspicion of corruption and corruption-related activities.

According to a Joy News report, documents filed in court by the OSP show the embattled former minister can not explain the source of millions of Ghana cedis in her account.

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OSP Cites Suspicious Activities On Cecilia Dapaah's Account, Says Late Brother Still Sends Money
Cecilia Dapaah (L) and Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng. Source: Facebook/@ospghana
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The OSP also told the court that although her late brother Nana Akwasi Essan passed away last year, he still sends money into the ex-minister's account.

The OSP swung into action to investigate the former sanitation minister following huge sums of money her house help stole from her home.

"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 [Cecilia Dapaah's] account”, the OSP told the court.

For instance, the OSP told the court that on September 19, 2022, GH¢10,450 was transferred by the deceased brother of Cecilia Dapaah.

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The High Court is expected to hear the case on October 18, 2023, as the OSP makes another attempt to get the court to confirm the freezing of the ex-minister's account.

5 Ghanaians arrested for allegedly plotting a Wagner-backed coup

In other news, YEN.com.gh reported that five young Ghanaians have been accused of taking part in an elaborate plot to carry out a pro-Wagner agenda to overthrow the Akufo-Addo government.

They were arrested on August 14, 2023, after police established that they were influenced by the Russian paramilitary organisation.

The leader of the group, Michael Asiedu, organised a protest on August 13 in Takoradi, where placards expressing anti-US sentiments were displayed.

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Also, the CEO of defunct Menzgold Ghana Limited, Nana Appiah Mensah, has pleaded not guilty to new charges.

Mensah is facing 39 counts for allegedly defrauding Menzgold customers of GH¢1.68 billion.

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The CEO of defunct Menzgold is facing fraud charges alongside Brew Marketing.

Houseboy who killed his madam and stole her car sold it for GH¢100,000

YEN.com.gh has also reported that the young houseboy who killed his madam and stole her vehicle quickly got a buyer and sold the vehicle for GH¢100,000.

Reports say John Allister also quickly purchased a Toyota Vitz with the proceeds from the KIA Sportage he stole and sold after committing the crime.

Further details emerging is that in court on Monday, September 18, 2023, he admitted to committing the crime.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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George Nyavor (Head of Politics and Current Affairs Desk) George Nyavor writes for YEN.com.gh. He has been Head of the Politics and Current Affairs Desk since 2022. George has over 9 years of experience in managing media and communications (Myjoyonline and GhanaWeb). George is a member of the Catholic Association of Media Practitioners Ghana (CAMP-G). He obtained a BA in Communications Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2010. Reach out to him via george.nyavor@yen.com.gh.

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