Cecilia Dapaah’s Aide Refutes Special Prosecutor’s Claim Of Her Owning Real Estate Business
Kofi Mensah Asare, special assistant to Mrs Cecilia Abena Dapaah, former Minister for Sanitation and Water
Resources has rubbished claims that the latter owns a real estate business.
In a release to the media Wednesday evening, Mr Mensah said it was erroneous for the Office of the Special Prosecutor to engage in an entreprise which is borne out of malice.
According to the aide, the former Minister at a point bought a SSNIT affordable housing facility for the mother at Kpone, a town in the Greater Accra Region but later sold it.
“I am surprised that the OSP would claim in his statement to the court that the former Minister owns a real estate business and how a house bought by the former Minister for the mother which was later sold could translate into the Mrs Dapaah owning a real estate business is surprising”, the aide refuted.
On the second claim that the former Minister was receiving monies from his dead brother’s account, Mr Mensah noted that the former Minister was signatory to the account opened after the brother’s death and that was used to save the money collected during the funeral.
This account and details of same were the ones the bank was periodically updating the former Minister, the aide clarified.
Mr Mensah wondered how the OSP was interpreting this as the former Minister receiving money from a dead person.
“We are sure that the OSP is fully engaged in the trial in the media and hence his posturing and the release of unrelated matters to the public domain just to cause disaffection for the former Minister and her family”, the aide stated.
Third False Claim:
On the claim that there were envelopes and monies concealed in obscure corners in the room of the former Minister, the aide described it as frivolous.
He noted that the former Minister’s husband continues to receive monies from works he has done for clients and so receiving such sums are not anything illegal.
“We find this claim as only a fiendish enterprise by the OSP to pitch the former Minister and her family against the public since that has been the intent from day one”, the aide submitted.