Deputy Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Alfred Tuah-Yeboah says the government is critically examining a case docket on investigations into the Cecilia Dapaah scandal.
According to Mr Tuah-Yeboah, though the Special Prosecutor has already begun investigations into the matter, the AG’s department is studying the docket and will give its advice accordingly.
“I can assure you that we are working honestly and within the shortest possible time, we will come out with an opinion on the matter so that the police can carry on with what they are supposed to do and fortunately, we have the original docket, and we have all the statements taken from the people that were interrogated on the matter, and so we will examine everything and come out with a statement on it,” he said on CitiNews.
Following a case of stealing reported to the Police by Mr Daniel Osei-Kuffour and Hon. Cecilia Dapaah, former Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, the Police initiated investigations into the case, arrested some suspects, recovered some of the stolen items and arraigned the suspects before court.
The Police have since forwarded the docket to the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice for review and advice.
Two house helps of the former minister and three others are currently facing charges before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly stealing an amount of $1 million, €300,000, a substantial amount of Ghana cedis and other valuables, including jewellery and expensive perfumes at the former minister’s residence.
According to the prosecution, the culprits stole the items between July and October 2022.
The accused persons are facing one count of conspiracy to commit a crime and five counts of stealing.
The accused allegedly used the stolen funds to finance various purchases, including renting a three-bedroom apartment and a store in Tamale, buying vehicles, and funding other personal expenses.
The reports sparked various reactions from the public, with many calling for a probe into the source of wealth of the former minister.
Less than 48 hours after the issue went viral, she tendered her resignation letter to President Nana Akufo-Addo.