According to the most recent court records submitted by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP), Cecilia Dapaah’s deceased brother’s bank account was actively transmitting money to the former sanitation minister.
The Office has made several attempts to corroborate the confiscation of allegedly contaminated properties belonging to Madam Dapaah, but this is the most recent.
Recently, the OSP frozen various bank accounts with over 40 million transactions and confiscated millions of dollars in cash from the former Minister.
The OSP was told to release the money to Cecilia Dapaah by the Accra High Court after it declined to affirm the seizures and freezing order.
The Special Prosecutor cooperated, but is now back in court to request confirmation of the seizure.
The former Minister is said to have millions of cedis, according to papers obtained exclusively by JoyNews and presented in court by the Office of the Special Prosecutor, however the OSP claims it was unable to establish the source of the money.
Additionally, there are new accusations in the petition that money was still being sent to Cecilia Dapaah’s accounts from a deceased brother of the former Minister’s account.
“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.
The OSP is still claiming that “amounts of 10,450 and 11,280, respectively, were transferred, supposedly by the deceased brother to the first respondent (Cecilia Dapaah),” respectively, on September 19, 2022, and May 23.