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OSP withdraws case against Cecilia Dapaah, ordered to return her frozen assets

OSP withdraws case against Cecilia Dapaah, ordered to return her frozen assets

The Office of the Special Prosecutor of Ghana has withdrawn its cases against the former minister of Sanitation, Cecilia Dapaah. These cases withdrawn by the OSP include, an application for a confirmation of order to freeze monies in deposited into her bank accounts, and an application to for a criminal order due to her failure to declare her assets.

 

Background

The OSP and lawyers of the former minister have been battling in court since July 2023 when the anti-graft agency commenced investigations on Cecilia Abena Dapaah for alleged corruption and corruption-related offences following allegations that she was keeping more than $1 million in her house.

That was after police prosecutors had arraigned two house helps working for Ms Dapaah and her husband, Daniel Osei Kuffour, at an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly stealing money and items worth millions of Ghana cedis from the couple’s residence at Abelemkpe in Accra.

 

The Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, was said to have dropped the cases at the Financial and Economic Crimes Division of the Accra High Court on Thursday, January 25, 2024.

As a result of the withdrawal of these cases by the OSP, Justice Nana Brew who presided over the court declared that the assets of Cecilia Dapaah which were seized and frozen should be released within the next 72 hours.

 

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