- The Office of the Special Prosecutor is continuing the push to get legal backing to freeze the accounts and assets of Cecilia Dapaah
- Court documents filed by the OSP show that the former sanitation minister stashed money in strange places like old clothes and polythene bags, among others
- The revelations are part of ongoing efforts to confirm the seizure of suspected ill-gotten properties belonging to Cecilia Dapaah
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The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has told the court that former sanitation minister Cecilia Dapaah hid cash in some unusual places at her home.
The update on the places where the former appointee of President Nana Akufo-Addo hid her cash was contained in the latest court documents filed by the OSP.
The OSP told the court that after a search operation at the Abelemkpe residence of the ex-minister, the team found money concealed in wraps, polythene bags, clothing items and 32 envelopes.
The search operation on July 24, 2023, resulted in the discovery of cash amounts totalling $590,000 and GH¢2,862,007.
“The monies were craftily concealed in wraps, polythene bags, clothes, 32 envelopes, and were buried and secreted in obscure places in the residence, some with labels and descriptions,” a report by Joy News quoted portions of the court documents.
The OSP's revelations are part of ongoing efforts to confirm the seizure of suspected ill-gotten properties belonging to Cecilia Dapaah and the freezing of her bank accounts.
How house helps exposed Cecilia Dapaah's secrets
The decision by Cecilia Abena Dapaah to drag two house helps to court for allegedly stealing substantial sums of money and items from the former minister's Abelemkpe residence in Accra publicised the huge cash stashed at her home.
The house helps, 18-year-old Patience Botwe and 30-year-old Sarah Agyei, have been charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and face five counts of theft.
They are accused of stealing a collection of clothing valued at GH¢95,000, handbags, perfumes, and jewellery worth $95,000, cash amounts, including $1 million, among others.
OSP cites suspicious activities on Cecilia Dapaah's account
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported in a separate story that the Office of the Special Prosecutor has made 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.
Ablakwa blasts BoG for spending GH¢711m on projects during economic crisis
In other news, North Tongu legislator Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has condemned the Bank of Ghana for spending on infrastructure.
GH¢711 million in capital spending by the central bank was outlined in an independent audit report by Deloitte for 2022.
Ablakwa accused the Bank of Ghana of trying to conceal these expenditures from Ghanaians.
Attorney-General pursues daily hearing of defunct NAM1's case
In other news, the state is trying to expedite the legal process involving NAM1's fraud and other charges by seeking to get the court to approve daily hearings of the case.
Deputy Attorney-General Alfred Tuah Yeboah told journalists that the nature of the NAM1 case makes the push for daily hearings tenable.
Nana Appiah Mensah was on September 19, 2023, granted bail to the tune of GH¢500 million with four sureties.
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