Attorney General Clarifies Stance on Cecilia Dapaah Corruption Allegations

Godfred Dame, the Attorney General, has clarified that neither his office nor the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) exonerated former Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Dapaah, from corruption allegations, despite advising against money laundering investigations.

Speaking on Newsfile, Dame emphasized that after extensive investigations by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) and the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), no evidence of corruption was found.

Dame referenced the OSP’s letter, which explicitly stated the absence of corruption evidence in frozen bank accounts or linked assets of Cecilia Dapaah and her associates. He reiterated that the OSP, tasked with probing corruption, cleared Dapaah of corruption suspicions.

Responding to public concerns following the advice to EOCO, Dame clarified the limited scope of the OSP’s referral for money laundering investigations. He explained that the investigation focused solely on funds allegedly transferred from the United States, emphasizing that the OSP provided a narrow remit to EOCO.

Despite criticisms from civil society organizations like the Center for Democratic Development (CDD) Ghana, Dame defended the decision, asserting that it was in line with investigative parameters set by the OSP.

The Attorney General’s office stressed the necessity of proving financial gains from criminal proceeds to pursue money laundering investigations effectively. Dame underscored the importance of transparency and adherence to legal frameworks in addressing high-profile cases involving politically influential individuals like Cecilia Dapaah.

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