I want to be a house help for a Ghanaian minister – Delay.
Deloris Frimpong Manso, popularly known as Delay, humorously conveyed her interest in assuming the role of a domestic assistant for a Ghanaian minister, amidst the ongoing scandal involving Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources.
According to reports, the minister experienced substantial financial losses as a result of theft committed by two former domestic workers. The maids in question are purported to have illicitly acquired a significant sum of money, consisting of one million dollars, 300,000 euros, and 350,000 Ghana cedis, in addition to various other valuable possessions.
A range of reactions has been observed among both celebrities and the general public in response to Delay’s tweet, with certain individuals interpreting it as a kind of satire, while others have expressed their apprehension or displeasure.
The series of theft occurrences took place within a span of three months, specifically from July to October 2022, at the official residence of the minister located in Abelemkpe, Accra. The defendants, identified as Patience and Sarah, are currently being charged with conspiracy to engage in criminal activity as well as many counts of theft, encompassing substantial sums of money and personal property.
The pilfered articles encompassed personal effects belonging to Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, including high-value garments, handbags, fragrances, and jewelry, amounting to a combined worth of GH¢95,000 and US$95,000. Furthermore, it has been stated that one of the individuals under scrutiny, namely Patience, is purportedly implicated in the act of pilfering cultural artifacts of significant value.
I want to be a house help for a Ghanaian minister 🥺🥺🥺🥺
— Lion Queen 🦁👸🏻🔋 (@delayghana) July 21, 2023
These stolen items consist of six distinct pieces of Kente fabric, estimated to be worth GH¢90,000, as well as six sets of men’s suits, with an approximate value of US$3,000. It is important to note that these items were originally owned by the spouse of the minister in question. The intricacy of the case has resulted in the indictment of three additional defendants.
The accused stands accused of purportedly utilizing the embezzled monies to finance a range of assets and acquisitions, encompassing the leasing of a three-bedroom apartment and a commercial establishment in Tamale, the procurement of automobiles, and the subsidization of further personal expenditures. The court hearings have been postponed until August 2, 2023, in light of ongoing investigations.