Ex-CID boss criticises Maame Tiwaa's 'we-know-where-the-girls-are' comment

Ex-CID boss criticises Maame Tiwaa's 'we-know-where-the-girls-are' comment
Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com |Abubakar Ibrahim |abubakar.ibrahim@myjoyonline.com
Date: 07-05-2019 Time: 03:05:50:pm
COP (Rtd) George Oduro criticises COP Maame Tiwaa's handling of the missing Takoradi girls

A former Director General of the Police Criminal Investigative Department (CID) has criticised his successor for her comment about the whereabouts of the three kidnapped Takoradi girls.

COP (Rtd) George Oduro said COP Maame Tiwaa Addo Dankwa handling of the case of the kidnapped girls could have been better. 

The retired Police Commissioner said he would not have announced he knew where the girls were.

“It is unfortunate that she has come into office and these things have come up…it appears the police are having a lot of problem dealing with the crime situation.

“I wouldn’t have announced where the girls are…I am sure knew where the jurisdiction that the girls have been sent to. Probably the girls have been sent out of Ghana,” he told Kojo Yankson on the AM show on the JOYNEWS Channel.

In April, the Police CID boss at a press conference disclosed that it has discovered the whereabouts of the girls and were putting measures in place to hand them to their families.

“We know where the girls are,” COP Maame Tiwaa told reporters.

Related: Missing Takoradi girls not found – Police deny media reports  

While confident of wrapping up the saga, the CID boss urged patience and assured the public “they are safe...very soon they will be brought back home”.

Then, families of the missing girls questioned why the police failed to disclose the information to them before going public.

But the announcement did not sit well with the Attorney-General, Gloria Akuffo.

Related: Disclosing info on missing Taadi girls dangerous - AG

She told Joy News it is wrong for the investigating authorities to have disclosed information about the whereabouts of the three missing girls. 

The AG said that information put in the public domain could put the lives of the girls in danger.

Ms Akufo noted that once news reaches the captors of the girls that their whereabouts had been traced, they would relocate.  

Commenting on the development, the former Director General said the CID boss may have gotten information about the girls have been sent to.

“Probably the girls are not in Ghana and the information that she has is that they are in Togo, Nigeria, Benin or elsewhere and she wanted to put that information out.

He said she might have gotten the communication wrong regarding the wording of knowing the exact location of the kidnapped girls.

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