OSP Places Immediate Past Sanitation Minister Under Arrest Over Theft Case

The Office of the Special Prosecutor has confirmed that the Immediate Past Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Dapaah, has been arrested over a theft case in her home involving her two Househelps.

In an official communique, the Special Prosecutor divulged that  “At 11:55 GMT on 24 July 2023, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, who resigned from the position of Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources on 22 July 2023, was placed under arrest by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) in respect of suspected corruption and corruption-related offences regarding large amounts of money and other valuable items reportedly stolen from her residence.

“Ms Dapaah is being questioned by authorised Officers of the OSP.”

Her detention arrives after the office of the Special Prosecutor was bombarded with innumerable reports, exhorting the immediate inquiry of a substantial sum of cash stolen from the home of the ex-Minister.

Dependable sources disclosed to the newsroom that notable persons have submitted over 200 reports, conveying concerns over the source of the stolen monies, allegedly looted by the two house helps of the one-time Minister.

Madam Cecilia Dapaah declared her resignation on Saturday, July 22, 2023. The resignation came after disclosures that her bungalow helps had allegedly stolen considerable amounts of both foreign and local currencies from her home in Accra.

The happening sent shockwaves through the country, leaving citizens amazed by the daring theft.

Currently, the two house helps, 18-year-old Patience Botwe and 30-year-old Sarah Agyei, are facing charges before an Accra Circuit Court for their involvement in the thievery.

It is reported that they stole a colossal sum of $1 million, €300,000, and millions of Ghanaian cedis from Madam Dapaah’s home at Abelenkpe, Accra, during the period between July and October 2022.

© 2023 • Story By Edem Latsu Nukafu

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