The Police have announced that they have managed to recover some of the items that were stolen from the home of the former Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah.
The Police said in a statement on Tuesday, July 25, that following a case of stealing reported to the Police by Mr. Daniel Osei-Kuffour and Hon. Cecilia Dapaah, they initiated investigations, arrested some suspects, recovered some of the stolen items and arraigned the suspects before court.
The Police say they have since forwarded the docket to the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice for review and advice.
Madam Abena Dapaah tendered her resignation on Saturday, July 22, barely 24 hours after the public discourse on her stolen cash.
Accepting her resignation, President Akufo-Addo described the work done by the former Bantama Member of Parliament as “excellent and productive”.
“It is with considerable regret that I accept your resignation, and I applaud your loyalty to the image and standing of the government,” he wrote on Saturday.
“The work you undertook during your period in Government was excellent and productive, and I thank you for your wholehearted contribution and devotion to the progress of the Government and the nation.”
In her resignation, Madam Abena Dapaah assured of her availability and cooperation with all state agencies to look into her matter, which she concedes has become a “hindrance” to the government at this “crucial” time.
“I have no doubt that at the end of the processes, it will be established that I have conducted myself with integrity during my period in public service and I will be fully exonerated from all the allegations,” she further stated in her resignation letter.
President Akufo-Addo also expressed confidence that “at the end of the day, your integrity, whilst in office, will be fully established”.
The matter of the stolen monies – $1 million, €300,000 and millions of undisclosed Ghana Cedis – is in court. It is scheduled to be recalled on Wednesday, August 2.