The Missing US$1 Million from Former Sanitation Minister’s Residence Involves Her Brother
On July 21, news broke about the missing US$1 million from Cecilia Abena Dapaah’s residence in Abelemkpe. Journalist Paul Adom-Otchere brought attention to the late Nana Akwasi Essan II, who is linked to US$800,000 of the missing amount. Adom-Otchere highlighted that Nana Akwasi Essan II, who passed away at the age of 60, had been successful in various business ventures before his death.
Three major points Adom-Otchere said about the deceased were:
a. He was Numuahene of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. The Asantehene was actually the Chief Mourner at his burial in a flyer sighted by priningonline
b. He was a farmer and contractor
c. He was also into the manufacture and supply of security boots, an outfit that supplied boots in Ghana and the sub-region.
Late Chief’s US$800,000 Contribution Causes Controversy in Former Minister’s Family
In a recent episode of Good Evening Ghana, host Paul Adom-Otchere shed light on a concerning matter involving the late Nana Akwasi Essan II, a chief and brother of former sanitation minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah. Nana Akwasi Essan II passed away in 2022 and was laid in state at the family house in Bantama, near Bantama Parliament, Bantama High Street, between April 27 and 28, 2022, before his burial.
According to Adom-Otchere, the late chief had generously given a sum of US$800,000 to their late mother, who, in turn, transferred the amount to Cecilia Dapaah. This transfer was done with the agreement of other siblings. However, this transaction has now become a subject of controversy, as the US$800,000 is reported to belong to Nana Akwasi Essan II and not Cecilia Dapaah or her husband.
The matter came to light when the US$800,000 was reported to the police and is currently part of the charge sheet. Cecilia Dapaah herself acknowledged the source of the funds in her statement to the police, which was made months ago. It is evident that the money was intended for her late brother, who tragically passed away at the age of 60.
In addition to the controversy surrounding the late chief’s contribution, Adom-Otchere also discussed the discovery of other cash sums that were allegedly stolen by the housemaids. The situation has brought attention to financial matters within the family and raised questions about the handling of funds.
As the investigation unfolds, further details may emerge regarding the origin and purpose of the US$800,000 and its implications on Cecilia Dapaah and her family. The matter has undoubtedly added complexity to an already delicate situation, affecting the legacy of the late Nana Akwasi Essan II and impacting the relationships within the family.