Office of the Special Prosecutor, OSP has once again frozen the accounts of the Former Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Dapaah.
This follows the invocation of OSP powers to take custody of the amount of days after the High Court asked the office of OSP to return the cash.
The High Court last week ordered the OSP to return the money and unfreeze Madam Dapaah’s bank accounts.
Although the OSP in a statement said it had complied with the order, it added that investigations were ongoing and believes the money is tainted, hence the decision to take custody of the amount.
Consequently, subsequent to the dedicated ruling and order of the High Court and the compliance by the OSP with ruling and order, the Special Prosecutor considers that freezing the bank accounts and investments of Madam Dapaah is necessary to facilitate the ongoing investigation.
Therefore, the Special Prosecutor has invoked his statutory power under Section 38(1) of Act 959 and regulation 19(1) of LI 2374 by dirthe freezing of the bank accounts and investments of Madam Daapah effective September 5, 2023.
“Further, subsequent to the indicated ruling and order of the High Court and the compliance by the Special Prosecutor with said ruling order, the Special Prosecutor considers that he has reasonable grounds to suspect that the cash amounts seized from and returned to Madam Dapaah is tainted property and it is necessary to exercise the power of seizure to prevent the concealment or loss of said cash amounts.