It had not been a long time since the court ordered OSP to unfreeze Cecilia Dapaah’s account and return her seized money but her account has been frozen again by OSP. Earlier judge ruled that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the matter since it was brought out of time. The Office of the Special Prosecutor has taken multiple actions again to freeze her account. This major development was made by OSP after complying with court orders. Last week, the High Court in Accra ordered the OSP to return the money of Cecilia Dapaah ($590,000) that was seized from her home. In addition, the Accra High Court also ordered the OSP to unfreeze her bank accounts at Prudential Bank and Societe Generale. However, it is said that Cecilia Dapaah’s accounts have been frozen again. Take a look at the following sections and read more details.
Cecilia Dapaah Money
Earlier, the Office of Special Prosecutor compiled the ruling and order from the Accra High Court as it unfreeze her bank accounts and returned her cash seized from her home. But the Office of Special Prosecutor has one more time directed to freeze the bank accounts and investment on September 5, 2023, with respect to suspected corruption and immorality-related offenses involving the sources and ownership of large amounts of money. Meanwhile, the OSP freezer her bank accounts and investments again, confirmed through a statement. Shift to the next section for more details.
The official statement from the OSP stated, “The Office of the Special Prosecutor has complied with the ruling and order of the court of the High Court, Accra dated August 31, 2023, by unfreezing the frozen bank accounts and investments of Cecilia Dapaah. The OSP has also returned he seized the cash amount in the presence and assent of her and her lawyers.” The prosecutor argued that some reasonable grounds to support its decision on Cecilia Dapaah, “subsequent to the indicated ruling and order of the high court and the compliance by the OSP with the said ruling and order, the OSP invoked his statuary power under Section 38 Part 1 of Acts 959 and regulation 19 (1) of LI2374 by directing the freezing of the bank account of Dapaah effective on September 5, 2023.”
The NPP politician’s bank accounts were frozen following a theft case in which money of more than $1 million was stolen from her house. The prosecutor was of the view that the money was tainted property, therefore, the order for seizure and freezing should be confirmed by the court. Stay tuned.