The legal team representing Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the former Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, has sent a letter to the Multimedia Group, asking for a sincere apology. The demand stems from what they call “false statements” made by the media group, alleging that $5 million and GH¢48 million were discovered in her Prudential Bank accounts.
Despite the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) refuting this report, the Multimedia Group continued to share the alleged misinformation on their social media platforms.
An earlier news story on August 10 mentioned that the OSP found a substantial amount of US$590,000 in cash during a search at the former Minister’s Abelemkpe residence. It also claimed that an astounding GH¢2.7 million in cash was discovered at the same location. Consequently, the Special Prosecutor froze seven accounts belonging to the former minister.
Following the initial report, Joy News, among other media outlets, mentioned that their sources at the OSP confirmed that $5 million and GH¢48 million were found in the former minister’s bank accounts.
In response, Cecilia Dapaah’s lawyers, in their letter to the Multimedia Group, pointed out that the OSP had corrected the narrative, yet the media house persisted in publishing material about the matter with apparent malicious intent.
Cecilia Dapaah is requesting a retraction and an apology, indicating that she will take the media house to court if these actions are not taken within three (3) days from the delivery of the letter. They emphasize that the apology should be as public as the false information was initially shared, warning of legal action to address the damage caused by the reportage.