Cecilia Dapaah’s late brother’s bank account actively sends her money — OSP

The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has disclosed that embattled former Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Dapaah, keeps receiving funds from a bank account belonging to her deceased brother.

The OSP disclosed in the latest court filing to confirm the seizure of suspected tainted properties belonging to Madam Dapaah.

As part of the inquiry into corruption charges, the troubled politician’s accounts and investments including large sums of dollars and cedis were frozen.

The Office of Special Prosecutor has filed a motion to confirm the frozen bank accounts

However, an Accra High Court on Thursday, August 17, 2023, ordered the OSP to return the seized funds to her

The Special Prosecutor complied but is back in court seeking to get the seizure confirmed.

According to the court documents, the OSP says Madam Dapaah cannot prove the source of the millions of cedis it has seized.

“Analysis of the statements in the first respondent’s (Cecilia Dapaah) bank account revealed highly suspicious transactions involving the name of the first respondent’s deceased brother – Nana Akwasi Essan.

“The said Nana Akwasi Essan died in January 2022 and there is no record domiciled at the financial institutions of probate or letters of administration granted to personal representatives).

“Strangely, there are active transfers from the deceased person’s bank account to that of the first respondent’s account”, the filing alleges.

According to OSP, “as recently as September 19, 2022, and May 23, amounts of ¢10,450 and ¢11,280 respectively were transferred, supposedly by the deceased brother to the first respondent (Cecilia Dapaah).”

The High Court will hear the case on October 18, 2023.

 

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