The Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service has said her resignation from office is not what will bring back the three kidnapped Takoradi girls, as being demanded by her critics.
Speaking at the maiden Commonwealth Speaker Forum in Accra on Wednesday, 15 August 2019, COP Maame Tiwaa Addo Danquah said: “When you have everybody calling for your resignation and other things, the question you need to ask is: Is that what will solve the problem?”
“There is a problem for us to solve and that is my focus”, she told the forum.
She said: “I have to focus and bring whatever situation we have to the conclusive stages not to waste time thinking about whether you want to resign or you don’t want to resign.
“So, when it is time for me to leave, I will leave because somebody was there and I am here and another person will be here.”
The three girls have been missing since August 2018. A Nigerian man is being held as the prime suspect.
A few months ago, COP Addo Danquah announced to the whole world that the CID in collaboration with other security agencies, had been able to trace the whereabouts of the girls. A month later, however, she made a U-turn saying she made that comment to “give hope to the police” in finding the girls.
Just last week, the CID retrieved some skeletons from the backyard of the prime suspect in Takoradi, Western Region. A team of forensics experts are conducting DNA tests on the skeletons to ascertain if they are the remains of the three girls.