The Office of the former Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources , Hon Cecilia Abena Dapaah has rubbished allegations leveled against the former minister by Office of the Special Prosecutor in regards to owning a real estate company and other alleged corruption activities.
In a statement issued on behalf of the former Minister on Wednesday September 20, 2023, the Personal Assistant to Hon Cecilia Abena Dapaah, Kofi Mensah said the OSP is only engaging in a trial by public opinion which is illegal using the media to create public disaffection for the family and prejudicing the courts by the sentiments of citizens and that the former Minister does not own and operate a real estate business as alleged by the OSP nor, has her ‘dead brother’ remitting money to an alleged account.
Below is the full press statement as captured by Purefmonline.com
“I do not own or run any real estate company – Cecilia Abena Dapaah
The Personal Assistant to former Sanitation Minister Madam Cecilia Dapaah, Kofi Mensah has stated that the former minister does not own a real estate company.
Speaking to a section of the media in Accra, he described the OSP’s statements that she operates a real estate company with a ‘fake identity’ as a false statement which must be disregarded.
He stated that the OSP is only engaging in a trial by public opinion which is illegal using the media to create public disaffection for the family and prejudicing the courts by the sentiments of citizens.”
“Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah has never owned a real estate business. She bought a social security and national insurance trust (SSNIT) apartment at Kpone affordable housing scheme for her late mother and later decided to sell it off. How that translates to her owning of a real estate business beats human imagination.”
On the issue of Bank account of Cecilia Dapaah’s dead brother still sending her money, Mr Kofi Mensah explained that the bank was present to receive the donations of her late brother during the funeral and right after the funeral the donations were used to open an account. Madam Cecilia Dapaah and her eldersister’s(Madam Alice Dapaa) were signatories to the account..
“Does that warrant a headline that her late brother is signing cheques and sending her money?”
“On the issue of the money being hidden in obscure places in the house concealed in wraps and clothes, he retorted that it does not make any sense and that it is a figment of the OSP’s imagination.
“Has the OSP forgotten that the husband of Madam Cecilia Dapaah constantly receives cash from people whose building projects he supervises?
“The public is advised to treat the publications and allegations with the contempt they deserve, The OSP is advised to desist from its fiendish delight in trial by the press“. The statement reads.