The Criminal Investigations Department boss, Maame Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, has come under immense pressure to resign, ABC News can report.
The demand for her resignation follows the announcement of the death of the four missing girls by the Acting Inspector-General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh, after a DNA test on some human remains found in a septic tank at the residence of the main suspect in the kidnapping case, Samuel Odeotuk Wills, turned out positive.
The CID Director and other heads of Ghana’s security architecture continuously reassured the families of the kidnapped girls and the public that the location of the girls was known and they were working hard to ensure they are rescued and safely reunited with their families.
The families of the four girls, now confirmed dead, at a joint press conference in Takoradi called for the immediate resignation of the CID Boss as well as the Minister of State in charge of National Security at the Presidency, Brian Acheampong, for giving them false hope.
“If they don’t resign, the court issue can never continue and we will do boot-for-boot and all-die-be-die. We could have beaten the suspects to death when they were arrested but we trusted the security to help us. We won’t do any further test but we will deal with the national security because they didn’t treat us well” Michael Grant Hayford, the spokesperson of one of the family noted.
Many Ghanaians have expressed their disappointment about the sad end to the search of the girls and have rehashed calls for her resignation on social media.
Many ‘celebrities’ and notable persons have added their voices with the hashtag, #TiwaaMustGo, for what they call ‘high incompetence’ in the manner in which she dealt with the kidnapping case.
Below are some tweets gathered by ABC News
Too many people in leadership positions in Ghana know NOTHING about what being a leader means. They don’t understand the integrity, respect and honour that comes with STEPPING down when they’ve failed. #TiwaaMustGo
— Miss Forson (@lydiaforson) September 17, 2019
— 🇬🇭Edem Agbana (@edemagbana) September 17, 2019
This is just heart breaking. For the life of me i simply cannot fathom how the CID Boss is still at post!
— Jessica OS (@jessicacitifm) September 17, 2019
Tragic. It’s all on police’s head. From day 1 till this moment. Had it not bn for the multimedia group who kept the pressure with the #Bringbackourtaadigirls plus social media it wouldn’t have received this much attention #TiwaaMustGo https://t.co/NxvLogvoCS
— #NeverForgetTheTaadiGirls 💔 (@Bridget_Otoo) September 17, 2019
We're all on our own in this country. The Police, BNI, National Security are all shit. Just a bunch of unemployed party Faithfuls who are enlisted solely because they have some party card. This country is a sad joke! Stay safe my people.💘💔#TiwaaMustGo #CitiCBS#JoySMS pic.twitter.com/4eobR76jpX
— Nat Tetteh🇬🇭 (@NatTettehGhana) September 17, 2019
Once Upon A Time we were served with this Incompetence and She is still at Post oo. Today we say what! Take your thoughts back. #BringBackOurTaadiGirls #TiwaaMustGo #TiwaaMustResigned#JoyNews #JoySMS pic.twitter.com/57z6woy4Kz
— Ray Wilson Enyeminko (@EnyeminkoRay) September 17, 2019
Mr. President @NAkufoAddo you were intervening in matters of Asamoah Gyan deciding not to play for Ghana again but 4 Ghanaian girls were kidnapped a year ago and you toured the region but failed to meet the families. So are you happy with yourself Mr. President? #TiwaaMustGo
— Austine Woode (@obiMpenaAustine) September 17, 2019
— 𝕵𝖔𝖔𝖏𝖔 🇬🇭 (@iam_joojo_) September 17, 2019
The CID boss is so grossly incompetent,unprofessional n a typical eg. of a square peg in a round hole.. if it had not been politics and nepotism she will be no near to the cubicle of the CID office to even become its Boss. #TiwaaMustGo #JoySMS https://t.co/VvbDgB8Kc6
— Ⓜ️r Jason Hammond (@iammrjayson) September 17, 2019
— Divine Kpe🇬🇭 #RightToEducation (@Divsone) September 16, 2019
— Bright Kwesi Asempa (@_KwesiAsempa) September 17, 2019