Two house helps accused of theft of $1m €300,000, millions of cedis and valuables are on trial at an Accra Circuit Court.
The suspects are the house helps of Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah and her husband, Daniel Osei Kuffour at Abelemkpe home.
The two 18-year-old Patience Botwe and 30-year-old Sarah Agyei, are accused of the theft of $1m €300,000, millions of cedis, valuables between July and October last year.
Three additional persons have also been charged with dishonestly receiving portions of the stolen cash in connection with the thefts.
Facts of the case are that one of the house helps Patience was caught in the act, having opened and entered the couple’s room using a duplicate key.
Mr Kuffour returned home and noticed that the door to the room was unlocked and hearing unusual noises from inside.
When Mr Kufuor entered the room, he caught Patience in the act of stealing.
Patience Botwe and 30-year-old Sarah Agyei are facing one count of conspiracy to commit a crime and five counts of stealing, involving amounts of $1 million, €300,000, and millions of Ghana Cedis.
Further investigations revealed some of the stolen items and the money were in possession of Patience and her associates.
The accused allegedly used the stolen funds to finance various properties and purchases, including renting a 3-bedroom apartment and a store in Tamale, buying vehicles, and funding other personal expenses.
Benjamin, a 29-year-old plumber, has been accused of dishonestly receiving GH¢180,000, while Kweku Botwe, a 65-year-old trader, faces charges for dishonestly receiving GH¢50,000.
Additionally, Malik Dauda, a 23-year-old unemployed individual, is alleged to have dishonestly received GH¢1 million.
The court has adjourned the case to August 2, 2023, while investigations continue.
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