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FBI investigates former Ghanaian minister

Cecilia Abena Dapaah

The FBI and the Office of Ghana’s Special Prosecutor (OSP) are looking into the assets and financial transactions of embattled former minister Cecilia Abena Dapaah and her associates in the United States.

In a post on social media app X, the OSP said: “This collaborative effort is to ascertain the lawfulness of Dapaah and her associates’ wealth, both in the context of their funds transitioning from Ghana to the United States and vice versa.”

The former sanitation minister is currently under investigation by the OSP on allegations of corruption and corruption-related offences stemming from the discovery of over $1m in cash at her residence.

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The money came to public attention after it was stolen by two domestic staff – and Dapaah herself called the police.

She was forced to resign when some Ghanaians and MPs questioned the source of the money.

The former sanitation minister is now reported to have filed an application in court seeking to stop the Office of the Special Prosecutor from investigating her and her husband.

Dapaah denies all allegations.

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