Mr. Henry Asante, Vice Chairman of the Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), has expressed concerns about President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo’s statement regarding the ongoing case involving Hon. Cecilia Dapaah.
According to him, the President declared Cecilia Dapaah innocent when he made that statement and the declaration of innocence before the court’s verdict could have potential implications.
Referring to a portion of the President’s response to Cecilia Dapaah’s resignation letter, which stated, “I am confident, like you, that, at the end of the day, your integrity, whilst in office, will be truly established,” he highlighted the potential bias this might introduce to the legal process in an interview on Opemsuo Radio’s Nkwantannanso on August 14.
Though he acknowledged his trust in the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP), Mr Asante noted the delicate balance between the OSP’s independent investigation and the President’s appointment of the OSP, suggesting that there could be room for interference.
“I trust the OSP, but let’s remember the OSP was appointed by the President, and the President said he is hopeful that in the long run, Cecilia will be innocent,” he remarked.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) continues its investigation into former Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, for suspected corruption and corruption-related offenses.
It has also emphatically denied revealing any information regarding the bank accounts belonging to the former Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah.
Story by Adwoa S. Danso