Cecilia Abena Dapaah, a former minister of sanitation, has refuted claims that she owns a real estate firm and employs aliases to conceal her business dealings.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) presented the accusations in court records, accusing her of having an unregistered and concealed real estate firm.
Additionally, it was claimed in the records that she had unaccounted-for huge cash quantities of money that her housekeepers reportedly took advantage of without her having any proof that the funds had been properly declared and subjected to any mandatory payments.
Kofi Mensah, Dapaah’s personal assistant, asserted that the OSP’s accusations were untrue and that the case was being tried on the basis of public opinion.
He denied the claim that Dapaah runs a real estate business under a “fake identity,” and he asserted that the only real estate activity she had been involved in was buying an apartment at the Kpone affordable housing program for her deceased mother, which she subsequently opted to sell.
Concerning the bank account that was supposedly still sending her money, Mensah clarified that it was there to accept the memorial gifts made in memory of her late brother and that those gifts were later used to form an account for her.
Mensah recommended the people to regard the accusations with the scorn they merit and requested that the OSP cease their media trial.
Additionally, he brought out the fact that Dapaah’s spouse consistently receives money from those whose building projects he supervises.
The personal assistant 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 owing of a real estate business beats human imagination.”
On the issue of Bank account of Cecilia Dapaah’s dead brother still sending her money, 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 elder sister’s (Madam Alice Dapaah) were signatories to the account..
“Does that warrant a headline that her late brother is signing cheques and sending her money”?, he asked.
“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 their 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”.