The former Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Dapaah, has been arrested by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) for suspected corruption and corruption-related offences. The arrest took place on July 24, 2023, at 11:55 GMT, following her resignation on July 22, 2023.
The OSP confirmed that Ms. Dapaah is being questioned by authorized officers regarding large amounts of money and valuable items reportedly stolen from her residence. The OSP received numerous reports urging an immediate investigation into the significant sum of money stolen from the former Minister, which led to her arrest.
Reliable sources revealed that over 200 reports were submitted by prominent individuals expressing concerns over the source of the stolen funds, allegedly taken by her two house helps, Patience Botwe and Sarah Agyei. The two house helps are currently facing charges before an Accra Circuit Court for their involvement in the theft.
The incident of the audacious theft from Madam Cecilia Dapaah’s residence in Accra caused shockwaves throughout the nation, and citizens are eager for further updates on the investigation.