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Ghana’s Police Boss Removes, Reassigns Criminal Investigation Chief.

By Solomon Opoku – Accra, Ghana, Wednesday, January 8, 2020. 

Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has been dropped as the Ghana's Director-General, Criminal Investigations Department to Director-General in charge of Welfare.
Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has been dropped as the Ghana’s Director-General, Criminal Investigations Department to Director-General in charge of Welfare.

The Director-General of the Criminal Investigative Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has been removed from office. 

She was however appointed into a new office as the Director-General in charge of Welfare for the Ghana Police Service, James Oppong-Boanuh, the Inspector General of Police confirmed in a letter issued, January 3, 2020.

COP Ken Isaac Yeboah who was the Director-General in charge of Administration has taken over her position as the Director-General of the Criminal Investigative Department. 

COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah is seen by many Ghanaians not qualified for her previous position as the CID Boss. This was confirmed by citizens after the issue of the some missing Takoradi Girls just last year, 2019.

Many Ghanaians agitated for her removal from office but the President didn’t act to their plight. During the case of the missing Girls, COP Tiwaa made a whole lot of contradictory statements that render her integrity below measurement. The majority lost hope in her and the office she occupied, sources told National Telegraph.

Last year, Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21, Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, 18, Ruth Love Quayson 18, and Ruth Abeka were kidnapped and murdered by a crime syndicate in the Takoradi area.

Although the main suspect, a 28-year-old Nigerian, Samuel Udoetuk Wills was arrested in the Western region, John Orji another suspect arrested at the Aflao border while a third, was arrested in Nigeria, many blamed the deaths of the girls to lack of adequate intelligence from the police. 

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