Ebenezer Gilbert Narh Nartey, a former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma Central, expresses his shock at recent findings made by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) about the finances of Cecilia Dapaah, the beleaguered former Minister of Sanitation.
In an interview with Dwaso Nsem on Adom FM, he suggested that Cecilia Dapaah, the OSP, and her bank come up to address the situation.
“I had the opportunity to read through the information provided by the OSP on Cecilia Dapaah’s finances. How did a transaction happen between herself and her late brother? To be honest with you, when I listen to this I’m unable to understand anything. Something seems not to be right.
“How was money transferred from her late brother’s account to hers? The bank will lose credibility if they don’t come out with a statement to clarify matters. The OSP must also come to explain further in order not to lose its credibility. Cecilia Dapaah must come out clean,” he noted.
He applauded the OSP for disclosing all relevant information.
“That tells you that the perception that the OSP will protect government officials is not true. If it were so, he will not investigate the matter as deeply as it has” the former MP stated.
It is fortunate that Madam Dapaah has not yet been connected to any corrupt actions, according to Mr. Nartey.
His remarks are in response to the most recent court records submitted by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP), which allege that money was being actively sent to the former sanitation minister from a bank account that belonged to Cecilia Dapaah’s deceased brother.
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 supposedly in possession of millions of cedis, according to papers that JoyNews exclusively obtained and that the Office of the Special Prosecutor submitted in court. However, the OSP claims that she was unable to identify 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 an account that belonged to the deceased brother of the former Minister.