Former Sanitation and Water Resources Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, who has come under public scrutiny following an alleged theft at her residence involving two of her maids, has been arrested by the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the OSP on Monday, July 24, 2023.
The statement said the arrest was in “respect of suspected corruption and corruption related offences regarding large sums of money and other valuable items reportedly stolen from her residence.
“Mrs Dapaah is being questioned by authorised officers of the OSP,” the statement added.
The arrest comes after Cecilia Dapaah’s resignation and the wake of suspicions of corruption and corruption-related offences, revolving around the alleged theft of significant amounts of money and valuable items from her residence in Accra.
Five individuals are facing charges for their alleged involvement in stealing millions of dollars and euros from the minister’s house at Abelemkpe, a suburb of Accra.
According to Madam Dapaah, the reported amounts of money stolen in the media is inconsistent with the original complaint she filed.
According to Madam Cecilia Dapaah, she decided to resign on July 23, 2023, to prevent this matter from becoming a preoccupation of government and a hindrance to the work of government at such a crucial time.
She also assured of her willingness to cooperate fully with all state agencies to enable them fully establish the facts.
It is expected that investigation by the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, will bring finality to the matter.