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EOCO to Return Docket on Cecilia Dapaah Back to OSP

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has said it would return the docket from the Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP) to have former Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah investigated for money laundering and structuring.

Speaking at the 14th Commonwealth Regional Conference of Heads of Anti-corruption Agencies in Africa – an event that’s taking place in Accra – Executive Director of EOCO, Maame Yaa Tiwa Addo-Danquah said her Office has so far not found any criminality in the docket handed to it by the OSP. 

EOCO’s new course of action is also informed by recent advice from the Attorney-General, citing the lack of legal basis to have the former Minister and her husband investigated for money laundering.

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“If you read the A-G’s advice, whatever that we would have done had already been directed at the police CID. We should be bold enough to come and tell the public that for this case, even though I suspected this at the day, that wasn’t what came out; we should be bold the Ghanaian. So, what I am going to do is that with the A-G’s advice, I will send the docket that we received from the OSP to him that there is nothing in it,” Maame Yaa Tiwa Addo-Danquah said to the press today. 

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Although the Attorney-General has said EOCO could continue its investigations into the case, it’s also said it would be an unnecessary venture given that the police are already investigating domestic staff being held for the theft at the former minister’s home which led to the corruption probe by the OSP.


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