The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has decided to discontinue all legal actions against Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the former Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources.
The cases include an application for a confirmation order to continue freezing the assets of the former minister and a criminal case accusing her of failing to declare her assets as required by law.
Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng appeared at the Financial and Economic Crimes Division of the Accra High Court to formally withdraw the cases. The court, presided over by Justice Nana Brew, subsequently ordered the OSP to release all seized assets from Cecelia Abena Dapaah within 72 hours.
The legal battle between the OSP and Cecilia Abena Dapaah began in July 2023, when the anti-graft agency initiated investigations into alleged corruption and corruption-related offenses by the former minister. The allegations included claims that she had over $1 million in her house. Two househelps working for Dapaah and her husband had previously been arraigned for allegedly stealing money and items worth millions of Ghana cedis from the couple’s residence in Accra.
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