- COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah says she is focused on the resolution of the Takoradi kidnapping case and not calls for her resignation
- The under-fire CID Boss remarked that she would not waste time thinking about any possible resignation at the moment
- She opined that her resignation will not solve the current problem at hand
The Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has responded to critics who want her to resign over her handling of the missing Takoradi girls' case.
COP Maame Tiwaa Addo-Danquah believes her resignation will neither bring the girls back nor solve the issue at hand.
The CID boss was speaking at a programme organised by Commonwealth Africa in Accra Wednesday, August 14.
“I don’t need to resign…resigning is like resigning from the Ghana Police Service…the position is not something that I have to resign and say I am no longer a Director General of the CID,” she said.
“It is like a posting or transfer, so I have to be transferred. When the time comes for me to be transferred, I will be transferred…maybe I will be taken to a different position."
COP Addo-Danquah added that when everyone “is calling for your resignation, the question you have to ask yourself is if leaving will solve the problem.”
Three girls – Priscilla Blessing Bentum, Ruth Love Quayson and Priscilla Koranchie – were kidnapped in Takoradi between August and December 2018.
All three are yet to be found, although the prime suspect, identified as a Nigerian national Samuel Wils, has been apprehended by the police.
In April 2019, the CID Boss disclosed that the police had discovered the whereabouts of the missing 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,” she announced.
However, she later made a dramatic U-turn on her statement, insisting she was rather misunderstood.
COP Addo-Danquah has since been under pressure from a section of the public to resign from her post.
However, she insists her main focus is to “bring whatever situation that we have at a very conclusive stage not to waste your time thinking you want to resign or not.”
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