Mahama Pledges To Look Into Cecilia Dapaah’s Cash Case If Elected

Ex-President John Dramani Mahama has re-echoed his willingness to reopen probe into alleged acts of corruption and graft in the Cecilia Dapaah case if he wins the upcoming General poll.

In a statement posted via his official X social media account, the NDC flag bearer stated, “My government will reopen investigations into alleged acts of corruption and graft in the Cecilia Dapaah case.”

This development arrives in the wake of recent occurrence where the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) had referred the case to the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) for probing into money laundering.

However, the Attorney-General’s office has counselled against initiating such probes, citing a lack of basis for the OSP’s request.

In a letter addressed to the Executive Director of EOCO, Chief State Attorney Evelyn D. Keelson underscored that probe by the OSP did not establish any evidence of corruption, corruption-related offences, or procurement breaches against the suspects in the Cecilia Dapaah case. The letter also mentioned that the OSP returned money and other properties retrieved from the suspects, leading to their discharge.

The Attorney-General’s office continually stated that the OSP’s letter to EOCO did not disclose the basis for suspicion regarding money laundering and structuring, making it difficult to ascertain the grounds for such allegations. The letter also mentioned that the OSP did not provide a copy of its report on collaborative investigations conducted with the FBI.

Mahama’s social media utterances signals his intention to revisit the case and pursue further investigations if he assumes office, despite the Attorney-General’s advice against pursuing money laundering probes in this matter.

The former Sanitation minister’s case has been a matter of public interest, with various stakeholders closely monitoring developments regarding the allegations.

As the December polls draws near, Mr. Mahama’s pledge to reopen the case adds another layer of scrutiny to ongoing discussions about corruption and accountability in Ghana’s political space


Kobby MadeIt is a Ghanaian blogger, artists manager, radio presenter and business man. CEO of MadeIt Records. A musical record label situated in Accra

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