OSP freezes Cecilia Dapaah’s account and properties again

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The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has once again frozen Cecilia Dapaah’s bank accounts and re-seized money from her residence.

By unfreezing Cecilia Abena Dapaah’s frozen bank accounts and assets, the OSP has complied with the judgement and order of the High Court in Accra of 31 August 2023.

In Ms. Dapaah’s presence and with her consent, the OSP also restored the monies that had been seized from her.

The High Court’s ruling has been satisfied by the OSP, ending the process that saw Ms. Dapaah’s bank accounts and investments frozen starting on July 26, 2023, and cash taken from her on July 24, 2023.

Although it is still ongoing, the OSP is looking into Ms. Dapaah for possible corruption and offenses related to corruption concerning the ownership and source(s) of sizable sums of money connected to her.

Following the aforementioned ruling and order of the High Court and the OSP’s compliance therewith, the OSP’s ongoing investigation into Ms. Dapaah has turned up a number of conflicting and varying accounts regarding the ownership and source(s) of the sizable sums of money that have allegedly been stolen from her home, the cash sums that have been taken from her, and the type and volume of transactions in her bank accounts and investments.

The Special Prosecutor believes that freezing Ms. Dapaah’s bank accounts and investments is necessary to support the ongoing investigation in light of the High Court’s indicated judgement and order and the OSP’s compliance therewith.

Because of this, the Special Prosecutor has exercised his legal authority under section 38(1) of Act 959 and regulation 19(1) of LI. 2374 by ordering the freezing of Ms. Dapaah’s investments and bank accounts as of September 5, 2023.

In a news release dated September 5, 2023, Kissi Agyebeng, the Special Prosecutor, stated: “Further, subsequent to the indicated ruling and order of the High Court and the compliance by the OSP with said ruling and order, the Special Prosecutor considers that he has reasonable grounds to suspect that the cash amounts seized from and returned to Ms. Dapaah is tainted property and it is necessary to exercise the power of seizure to prevent the concealment or loss of said cash amounts. Therefore, the Special Prosecutor has again invoked his statutory power under section 32(1)(a) of Act 959 by directing the seizure from Ms. Dapaah of the cash amounts previously seized from her. Authorized officers of the OSP have seized said cash amounts from Ms. Dapaah.

Read the full statement from OSP below:

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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