Former Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, was arrested by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) and later granted bail with surety on Monday evening around 10:20 p.m. The OSP had conducted searches at both her official residence in Cantonments and her private residence in Abelemekpe in connection to an alleged million-dollar cash theft by housekeepers, which led to her resignation on Saturday.
Mrs. Dapaah spent several hours in OSP custody before being released. The details of the arrest and searches have not been made public yet, but it is expected that the OSP will provide updates on the situation to the Ghanaian public on Tuesday.
The outcome of the searches conducted at both of Cecilia Abena Dapaah’s residences has not been fully disclosed yet. However, reliable sources have indicated to Citi News that the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) may have discovered “something significant” during the searches.
As part of the ongoing investigation, more of Mrs. Dapaah’s relatives will be questioned in connection to the case.
The seriousness of the allegations against her is evident as she has been served with the declaration of income and property forms.
Given Cecilia Dapaah’s previous role as the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, her arrest and the subsequent search operations have garnered significant attention from the nation.
Ghanaians are eagerly anticipating an official statement from the OSP regarding the developments in this case, as it raises questions and concerns about the situation.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor, which was established to combat corruption and related offenses, has consistently emphasized its dedication to maintaining transparency and accountability.
As the investigation into Cecilia Abena Dapaah’s case progresses, Citi News will diligently keep track of and report on any additional developments related to this prominent and high-profile matter.