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5 Of Cecilia Dapaah’s Bank Accounts Unfrozen

The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has unfrozen some of the bank accounts belonging to the former Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah.

In a statement, the Office said five of her accounts had been unfrozen.

The development means Cecilia will have access to those accounts from Monday, October 16, 2023.

The OSP explained the revocation of the freeze comes as the five accounts have been cleared of any suspicion by the ongoing investigations.

“The Special Prosecutor took measures, including a freezing order in respect of the bank accounts and other financial assets of Ms Dapaah to facilitate the investigation. Subsequently, the investigations have eliminated five (5) of the bank accounts of Ms Dapaah from suspicion of being tainted property.”

Meanwhile, the Office says the freezing order remains in force for other financial assets and accounts of the 68-year-old.

The OSP commenced investigations into suspected corruption and corruption-related offences against Cecilia on Thursday 20 July 2023.

This was after it was reported that she had charged two of her housemates at the Accra Circuit Court for allegedly stealing an amount of $1 million, €300,000, and millions of Ghanaian cedis at her residence at Abelemkpe in Accra.

Upon preliminary investigations, the OSP said it suspected the monies were tainted and thereby froze some of her financial assets and bank accounts. The OSP also seized some amounts of money it found at her residence during a search.

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