Searches conducted at the Abelemkpe residence of embattled former Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) revealed additional five Thousand United States dollars (US$590,000.00) and Two Million Seven Hundred and Thirty Thousand cedis (GHC2,730,000.00).
Consequent to this and in line with further searches, the OSP has filed an originating motion at the High Court to seek confirmation order of the bank accounts of the former Minister which hold substantial amounts in both dollars and cedis have been frozen.
Per the originating motion filed at the Financial Division of the Accra High Court on August 9, for a confirmation order from the court against her bank accounts and investments of the Cecilia Dapaah domiciled at Prudential Bank
Limited and Societe Generale.
The OSP described it as “suspected tainted property” in corruption and corruption related activities.
The motioned filed states “TAKE NOTICE that the Special Prosecutor shall move this Honourable Court on an application to confirm the freezing order issued by the Special Prosecutor in respect of the bank accounts and investments of the Respondent domiciled at Prudential Bank Limited and Societe Generale Ghana as suspected tainted property; and the confirmation of the seizure by the Office of the Special Prosecutor of the property of the Respondent upon the grounds contained in the accompanying affidavit and for any further order(s) as the court may deem fit.”
EIB Network’s Legal Affairs Correspondent, reports that, the motion for confirmation of seizure would be moved on August 17, 2023.
Find attached OSP Affidavit in support of the motion for confirmation of order of freezing of suspected tainted property
Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM/Murtala Inusah