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In as much as stealing is abhorred both in the Ghanaian constitution and culture, nobody appears to be sympathising with Cecilia Dapaah for falling victim to the act according Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, Member of Parliament for South Dayi.

He says the amounts involved in the thievery at the residence of the former minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has altered the normal reactions society accords such a social ill.

In as much as stealing is frowned upon in Ghana, the South Dayi MP says the amounts which were kept in Cecilia Dapaah’s residence is untenable, derailing the empathy she could have gotten from the public.

Speaking Saturday, August 12, 2023 with Alfred Ocansey on TV3’s the Key Points, the lawmaker said the quoted sums alleged to have been stolen from her residence is sending shivers down the spine of many Ghanaians, the reason nobody seems to be sympathising with the woman.

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“What has made this matter nationally and globally topical is the quantum of money. If it were the fact that Cecilia Dapaah’s bedroom was entered as a result of theft, everyone would have sympathised with her including myself.

“If you enter your boss’s bedroom and steal 10,000, 20,000 because of the calibre of the office she held until recently, we would have sympathised with her but it’s the quantum of the amount of money stolen that is what has shocked the conscience of the nation and made this matter very topical.

“That is what has shocked the conscience of the nation and made this matter topical. For the AG to be varrying the figure downwards so that the conscience of the nation will not get shocked is what is unethical of an Attorney General worth his salt” he indicated.

Meanwhile, he has accused the Attorney General of concocting the figures involved in the matter to subdue among citizens, the apprehension that has been caused by the value of the money involved in the case.

According to him, the figures contained in the Attorney-General’s advice are inconsistent with that of the prosecutors, which tells how the former is allegedly manipulating the facts of the matter to minimise the enormity of the shock associated with the sum involved.

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“Even if an initial AG’s advice was not sought, what they attempted to do by what we lawyers call concoction of facts…they concocted the facts as to the figures contained in the complainants’ against the suspects, now accused persons.

“This is about the fifth time the charge sheet has been amended so the latest will take precedence over all the other charge sheets. So the latest set of facts as given by now the prosecution and investigator is at gross variance with what the Attorney General has put up.

“The AG in fact issued this advise and publicised it for all manner of people to believe that these are the truer facts. A fact that vary from the original fact essentially to say that the quantum of the money and the determination of ownership of these monies were actually not of the person who is the complainant but a relative of the complainant so the nation should be rest assured that to the extent that we are alleging corruption and all that, that may not be the case, it’s actually a family property that is under her care and trust,” he established.

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He described the act as unethical and unacceptable.

Meanwhile, the legislator says “the investigators have come out to say that the complainant now is insisting that the monies were her money. That is where I find the conduct of the Attorney General unacceptable and unethical.”