The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has released monies seized from the former Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Dapaah and re-seized them again.
The High Court in Accra ordered the Office of the Special Prosecutor to return seized properties from residence of embattled former Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Dapaah to her within 7 days from Thursday August 31, 2023.
This was after the Court presided over by Justice Edward Twum ruled that, the OSP acted wrongly in exercising its powers to conduct a search in the home of the former minister.
The court said the OSP per the law violated conditions precedent before it could make such orders to seize those properties it deemed “suspected tainted property” with corruption.
In adhering to the orders of the court, the Office of the Special Prosecutor in a statement indicated that it has consequently invoked his statutory power under section 38(1) of Act 959 and regulation 19(1) of L.I 2374 by directing the freezing of the bank account and investments of Ms. Dapaah.
The OSP added that the freezing takes effect from 5th September, 2023.