- Former General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Dr Kwabena Opuni Frimpong, says the Ghana Police Service hierarchy owes Ghanaians an apology
- Dr Opuni Frimpong said the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) boss goofed
The Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service must apologise for her misguided pronouncements about the three missing Takoradi girls, a former General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Dr. Kwabena Opuni Frimpong, has said.
According to him, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah owes both Ghanaians and the families of the girls an apology.
He said the CID boss’ explanation that her comments were misunderstood is not enough to exonerate her.
“She [COP Maame Tiwaa Addo-Danquah] must know that people are hurt and it is not as simple as ‘oh you didn’t understand me’, when she was categorical about the location of the girls,” Dr. Opuni Frimpong told Joy News.
“That was English language [she spoke], it is not Greek…so coming back to say ‘you didn’t understand me’ is neither here nor there.”
COP Addo-Danquah has come under fire in recent weeks following her misguided statement about the three missing Takoradi girls.
In April 2019, she disclosed that the police had discovered the whereabouts of the girls.
According to her, the police were putting measures in place to rescue the girls and return them to their families.
“We know where the girls are,” she said, adding that “they are safe...very soon they will be brought back home.”
However, COP Addo-Danquah made a dramatic U-turn on her statement, insisting she was misunderstood.
Speaking to Atinka TV last Saturday, May 11, 2019, she said she does not know when the girls will be found, adding that she said what she said in order to give hope to the families of the kidnapped girls.
Dr. Opuni Frimpong believes the CID boss rather hurt the families of the missing girls and wants the police hierarchy to apologise to Ghanaians.
“By now, either the Inspector-General of Police or somebody has to apologise to Ghanaians. It should not be business as usual and everyone goes to sleep…People are deeply hurt,” he said.
The three girls - Priscilla Blessing Bentum, Ruth Love Quayson and Priscilla Koranchie – went missing in Takoradi in 2018.
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