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PNC’s Bernard Mornah, Others Petition CHRAJ to Probe Cecilia Dapaah’s Assets

The petitioners allege that Cecilia Dapaah acquired more assets than her income as Minister under Article 286 of the Constitution

Former Chairman of the Peoples National Congress (PNC) Bernard Mornah and four others have petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to investigate ex-sanitation minister Cecilia Dapaah for “acquiring more assets than her income.”

The petition was filed on May 20, 2024, but only received by CHRAJ on Wednesday, June 5.

Petitioners Bernard Mornah, Mensah Thompson, Al-Hassan Kodwo Baidoo, Ransford Antwi, and Joyce Atitso allege that Cecilia Dapaah acquired more assets than her income as Minister under Article 286 of the Constitution.

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The assets in question relate to the discovery of sums of money by the Office of Special Prosecutor at the time it investigated Ms. Dapaah for suspected corruption last year. The amounts mentioned in the petition include $800,000, € 300, 000, GHC 350,000, $ 590, 000, GHC 2, 862,007, Bank accounts running into millions of cedis and dollars, and houses Ms. Dapaah owns at Cantonments, Tesano, and Abelenkpe.

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“More importantly, we are fortified in the need for this investigation because during interrogation by the OSP as to the source of her income, Madam Cecilia Dapaah could not give any proper explanation,” they said.

The petition to CHRAJ follows a similar one made by lawyer Martin Kpebu and 100 others against the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) over its investigations of suspected money laundering involving Cecilia Dapaah.

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Dapaah resigned last year after a reported theft by her domestic staff raised serious suspicions about the sources of her wealth. Even after two anti-graft agencies had cleared her of suspected corruption and money laundering, many actors in civil society are still not convinced.

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