The family of Ruth Abakah one of the missing Takoradi girls who have now been confirmed dead has jumped to the defence of the CID Boss Maame Tiwaa Addo Dankwa, saying calls for her resignation following the death of the girls is unjustified.
According to the family, the CID Boss exhibited professionalism, engaged the family on a daily basis and was benevolent as well, during the period the search was on to locate the girls.
Following the discovery of human remains from a septic tank in a house previously occupied by the kidnap suspect in Kanswrodo that have been confirmed to be that of the kidnapped girls, there have been calls for the head of the CID boss after she earlier told the media “We know where the girls are,” at a news conference in Accra.
But speaking to Kasapa News on Thursday, Mr. Kwamena Baiden, Uncle of Ruth Abakah, said the call for the head of the CID boss is misplaced as she’s done no wrong.
“I don’t understand why a lot of noise has been generated with people asking for the resignation of the CID Boss. COP Tiwaa Addo Danquah is sitting in Accra doing her work, why are we not rather calling for the heads of the police officers who handled the case of the kinapping from the initial stages for doing a very poor job. If they had acted swiftly and professionally we wouldn’t have gotten to this situation of losing our girls. I wish the President would cause a mass transfer of Police officers here in Takoradi and move them somewhere to the northern part of Ghana. Some of them have spent several years in this area and so have become very comfortable. When a case of crime is reported they are slow to act. For us as a family, we don’t have any issue with COP Tiwaa, she should be allowed to do her work.”
Mr. Kwamena Baiden disclosed that the Abakah family wholly accepts the results of the DNA test and will not contest the outcome.
“We’ll not litigate over the DNA results, the more we talk about this issue the more our hearts bleeds as a family. We’ve decided to have sleeping dogs lie. If the police are lying to us just bring to this matter to a close the truth will certainly come out one day. If the girls are alive they will definately come home one day and the Police service will be disgraced.”
Two out of the four families of the deceased girls have rejected the outcome of the DNA test conducted by the police.
The acting Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh, on Monday confirmed that results of DNA tests conducted on some human parts exhumed in a house in Takoradi are that of the four missing girls.
A special police operation led to the discovery and exhumation of the bodies of the four missing Takoradi girls at Kasawrodo in the Western region.