Cecilia Dapaah

Ghanaian in US reports Cecilia Dapaah to FBI, IRS other agencies over missing US$1m

The troubles faced by the former Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources due to the ongoing issue of stolen money from her residence are escalating.

The most recent problem involves a report filed with multiple US government agencies, urging an investigation into suspected money laundering.

The report is specifically focused on $1 million of the total sum allegedly stolen from her home by domestic workers.

The complainant, Grace Loki, states that she lacks faith in Ghanaian government and institutions to conduct a thorough inquiry into the matter.

She has submitted petitions to various US government bodies, including the FBI, Federal Reserve, Treasury Department, and DEA, expressing her concerns about money laundering.

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Loki believes that there might be tax-related issues as well, as she questions whether the former minister paid taxes on the stolen dollars.

The controversy surrounding the former minister, Cecilia Dapaah, stemmed from a recent report implicating domestic workers in the theft of $1 million, €300,000, and GH¢350,000 from her and her husband.

Material losses, including clothing, handbags, perfumes, jewelry, and Kente fabric, were also reported.

Amid public criticism and suspicions of corruption and money laundering, journalist Paul Adom-Otchere attempted to justify the source of the money, claiming that $800,000 of the stolen sum belonged to the late brother of the former minister.

Grace Loki, who is familiar with the family, finds this explanation unconvincing, citing recent interactions with the deceased brother and expressing doubt about his alleged wealth.

Cecilia Dapaah resigned from her ministerial position to avoid distracting the government due to the ongoing controversy.

The Office of the Special Prosecutor has arrested her as part of a corruption investigation and granted her bail after a search of her residence.

Meanwhile, the wife of the late brother, Irene Kensah, has expressed surprise at the reported sum of money and has initiated legal action to reclaim her share of her late husband’s assets.

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