The Office of the Special Prosecutor has confirmed that the former Minister of Sanitation, Cecilia Dapaah has been arrested over suspected corruption.
In a statement, the Special Prosecutor stated that “At 11:55 GMT on 24 July 2023, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, who resigned from the position of Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources on 22 July 2023, was placed under arrest by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) in respect of suspected corruption and corruption-related offences regarding large amounts of money and other valuable items reportedly stolen from her residence.
“Ms. Dapaah is being questioned by authorised Officers of the OSP.”
Her arrest comes after the office of the Special Prosecutor was inundated with numerous reports, urging the immediate investigation of a significant sum of money stolen from the premises of the former Minister.
Madam Cecilia Dapaah announced her resignation on Saturday, July 22, 2023.
Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, tendered her resignation amidst a scandal involving the alleged theft by two of her house helps.
The resignation came after reports surfaced of two individuals facing charges for reportedly stealing a staggering sum of $1 million, €300,000, and millions of Ghanaian cedis from her residence in Abelenkpe, Accra, in October 2022.
Below is the full statement by OSP: