A private legal practitioner, lawyer Maurice Ampaw, has jumped to the defense of the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), COP Maame Tiwaa Addo Danquah, over her claim that her disclosure of the kidnapped girls being found was unsure but was to give hope.
He told Kwabena Agyapong on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that the CID boss did what was needful to calm the families down.
To him, the lambast and attacks on the CID boss are unnecessary.
COP Maame Tiwaa Addo Danquah has revealed her declaration that the police knew the whereabouts of the Takoradi kidnapped girls was to give families of the missing girl’s hope.
She has noted in a recent interview that the girls have not been found and that the police were still working assiduously to locate them.
COP Addo Danquah had informed the press on April 2, 2019, that the police knew the whereabouts of the girls.
The news came as a relief to the families and Ghanaians. Pressure started mounting on the police to disclose the whereabouts of the girls.
But the CID boss in a new twist says the girls were yet to be found.
In an audio recording played on Joy FM’s midday news on Monday, May 13, 2019, the CID boss is heard in saying in Twi that people had misconstrued her earlier statement that the police had found the three missing girls.
Some persons have called for her resignation but lawyer Ampaw says the call is not justified and will not lead to the rescue of the girls.
But the lawyer says the call is not justified.
“The CID boss will not resign because of this. The CID is supposed to give hope and that was what she did. She cannot be dismissed or resign because of this, “he said.
He cautioned politicians against the move to politicize the kidnapping saga since it will not solve the problem.