Recent forcibly resigned Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources Cecilia Abana Dapaah, has been placed under arrest by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) today, Monday, July 24th, 2023.
This was noted by hotfmghana.com in a press release by the OSP.
According to the OSP, Mrs. Dapaah’s arrest followed due to the suspicion of corruption and corrupt-related offenses regarding a large amount of money and valuable items which were reported stolen in the former minister’s abode.
Madam Cecilia Dapaah tendered her resignation in a letter to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Saturday, July 22 barely 24 hours after news of some foreign cash stolen from her bedroom came to light.
“I intend to cooperate fully with all the state agencies to enable them fully establish the facts,” she assured in her letter.
“I have no doubt that at the end of the processes it will be established that I have conducted myself with integrity during my period in public service and I will be fully exonerated from all the allegations,” she further said.
Madam Cecilia Dapaah was said to have kept $1 million, €300,000, and millions of undisclosed Ghana Cedis at home.
These monies were allegedly stolen by two house helps, for which they are standing trial at an Accra Circuit Court.
She had earlier indicated that there were inconsistencies between the facts and the public reports.
According to her resignation letter, the public figures do not accurately reflect what she and her husband told the police in their statement.
The former lawmaker, however, admits she understands the import of such stories around someone of her stature.
“I am resigning, therefore, because I do not want such a matter to become a preoccupation of government and a hindrance to the work of government at such a crucial time.”
Check out the statement of the OSP below: