CID boss Maame Tiwaa Addo-Danquah says her resignation will not bring back the missing Takoradi girls.
She said her focus is working to “bring whatever situation that we have at a very conclusive stage not to waste your time thinking you want to resign or not.” she said this a programme organised by Commonwealth Africa in Accra on Wednesday.
Maame Tiwaa in an interview with Accra-based Atinka TV assured the public that “the girls are safe…very soon they will be brought back home.” After a backlash from the public, she later came back to say that she was misunderstood when she announced the three missing girls had been located. she said ‘she wanted to give the families hope’ by that announcement.
But in the latest rebuttal, Mama Tiwa said when it is time for her to leave, “I will leave because somebody was there [before] and I am here [today].”
She said her current “position is not one that I applied for” stressing one climbs the ranks by working hard and earning it. According to her, but for the position of head of Legal and Prosecution that she cannot command because she is not a lawyer, “there are other schedules that I can do as the Commissioner of Police.”
“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. “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,” she said.
Maame Tiwaa Addo-Danquah said when everyone “is calling for your resignation, the question you have to ask yourself is if leaving will solve the problem.”
On August 2, 2019, the police confirmed they retrieved human remains from a septic tank on a property previously occupied by the key suspect in the kidnapping of the three missing girls, Samuel Udoetuk-Wills.
The skulls were retrieved at Kasaworodo a suburb of Takoradi following a search in the premises by the Police with the aid of sniffer dogs. The police through their investigations got the information that the girls were dead and were buried in the septic tank behind the accused person’s house, a source said.