Alarm Blow: $1m, €300k & materials worth millions of cedis can’t be found in Minister’s house

Cecilia Abena Dapaah

One million Dollars, Three Hundred Thousand Euros and valuable items amounting to millions of Ghana Cedis belonging to Cecilia Abena Dapaah, Minister for Water Resources, and her husband, Daniel Osei Kuffour, has been stolen in their home in Abelemkpe, in the Greater Accra Region by their two house helps.

According reports, the stolen items include cash, jewellery, clothing, and other personal effects.

Patience, of the accused, is also facing charges related to the theft of kente cloth and men’s suits belonging to Madam Dapaah’s husband Daniel Osei Kuffour .

Additionally, three other individuals, Benjamin, Kweku Botwe, and Malik Dauda, have been charged with dishonestly receiving portions of the stolen money.

The accused were brought before an Accra Circuit Court presided over by Susana Ekuful on Thursday, July 20, 2023. However, their pleas have not yet been taken.

Sarah has been granted bail in the sum of GH¢1 million, with two sureties, based on her status as a breastfeeding mother.

The other accused individuals have been remanded into custody.

According to the court’s records, Patience and Sarah were former house helps of the complainants, and the thefts took place between July and October 2022.

The complainants reported the thefts to the police after noticing the missing items and cash.

During the investigation, it was revealed that Patience had entered the couple’s room using a duplicate key, and Mr. Kuffour caught her hiding behind the door.

Subsequently, the stolen items were discovered missing. Patience was later arrested and released on police bail but went into hiding in Tamale with her boyfriend, Benjamin.

The police apprehended Patience and Benjamin in Tamale and found significant amounts of money and stolen items in their possession.

However, is alleged that Patience used some of the stolen money to purchase a 3-bedroom house in Amrahia and furnish it with some house goodies.

Sarah was implicated by Patience during interrogation, revealing that they worked together in the couple’s house, with Patience keeping watch at the main gate to allow Sarah to enter the room and steal.

The case was adjourned to August 2, 2023.


Ngamegbulam C. S

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