The defendants in the theft case involving Cecilia Dapaah’s home are scheduled to return to court on Tuesday.
This will be their second court appearance following the charge sheet’s modification by police prosecutors on the Attorney General’s suggestion.
For their alleged involvement in the over $1 million and 300,000 Euros allegedly stolen from the residence of the former Sanitation Minister, eight people have so far been charged with counts of stealing and conspiracy to steal.
On August 8, seven of the eight were hauled to court, while one is reportedly on the run.
Due to their status as nursing moms, two of the seven people who were charged with a crime were granted bail, while the other five were placed in detention.
Two housekeepers of the former minister and her husband, Daniel Osei Kuffour, are indicted by an Accra Circuit Court on charges of stealing millions of Ghanaian cedis’ worth of goods and splitting the loot with others.
On July 22, Madam Dapaah resigned in the wake of a public outcry.
On July 24, 2023, representatives from the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) arrested the former minister and searched her home.
The OSP had said that during the search, its officers discovered a sizeable amount of US$590,000 and GHC2.730,000 in cash.