In a recent episode of Good Evening Ghana, host Paul Adom Otchere refuted media reports claiming that officers from the Special Prosecutor’s office spent five hours counting money at Cecilia Dapaah’s house.
Paul firmly stated that the story is false and clarified that the Special Prosecutor himself has confirmed its inaccuracy.
Cecilia Dapaah, the former Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, resigned from her position on July 22, following public discussions about the alleged theft of millions of cash from her residence. The Chronicle newspaper reported that two house helps, Patience Botwe (18) and Sarah Agyei (30), are facing charges of conspiracy to commit a crime and stealing involving amounts of US$1 million, €300,000, and millions of Ghanaian Cedis.
The incident came to light when Cecilia Dapaah’s husband, Osei Kuffour, caught one of the accused, Patience Botwe, red-handed in their room with a duplicate key, leading to her arrest. The amount of money involved in the case received public condemnation, leading to public outrage and ultimately forcing Cecilia Dapaah to resign from her ministerial position.
Following the incident, the office of the Special Prosecutor conducted investigations and subsequently arrested and bailed Cecilia Dapaah. She is currently on bail and is cooperating with ongoing investigations.
Paul Adom Otchere’s remarks on his show aimed to clarify the misinformation surrounding the alleged money counting and uphold the credibility of the information being reported on the matter. The case has sparked public interest and concern, and investigations are underway to determine the truth behind the theft and the involvement of the accused individuals.