- ACP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, has been directed by the IGP to act as the Director General of the CID
- She replaces DCOP Bright Oduro, who has been relieved of the position
ACP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has been named the acting Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service.
She was appointed to the position after previous CID boss COP Bright Oduro was asked to proceed on leave.
Her appointment, though, has divided opinion among Ghanaians, with certain quarters suggesting she has still not fully cleared her name from the corruption saga involving musician A-Plus and the two deputy Chiefs of Staff, Asenso Boakye and Abu Jinapor.
A-Plus implicated ACP Addo-Danquah after releasing an audio which sought to suggest that she wanted to cover up for both deputy Chiefs of Staff.
The now acting CID boss, however, denied the allegations claiming the audio was doctored in a bid to destroy her reputation.
Meanwhile, Civil Society group Governance Watch believe it is wrong to appoint ACP Addo-Danquah as the acting Director-General of the CID despite the fact that the allegations leveled against her have not been fully dealt with.
In an interview with Class FM, the Executive Secretary of Governance Ghana, Stephen Kwabena Attuh, said there are pending issue to be cleared regarding the case of ACP Addo-Danquah.
According to him, her appointment means she would head “an institution that would continue to draw down its credibility”.
He added that “whatever you put out in the public, the public can stand up and challenge it. I am not sure that the Ghana Police will tell us that there is nobody who is qualified apart from this woman”.