The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has re-seized monies from the residence of former Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Dapaah, and re-frozen her bank accounts. This is after the OSP had earlier returned the monies and de-frozen the accounts in compliance with an earlier court order.
The OSP had frozen the accounts and seized the monies in July 2023, as part of an investigation into allegations of corruption against Dapaah. However, a High Court in Accra later ordered the OSP to return the monies and de-freeze the accounts, on the grounds that the OSP had not provided enough evidence to support its case.
The OSP has now appealed the High Court's decision, and the Supreme Court is expected to hear the case soon. In the meantime, the OSP has re-seized the monies and re-frozen the accounts, pending the outcome of the appeal.
The OSP's actions have been met with mixed reactions. Some people have praised the OSP for its efforts to fight corruption, while others have criticized the OSP for overstepping its authority. It remains to be seen how the Supreme Court will rule on the case, and what the implications will be for Dapaah.