Many Ghanaians expressed shock after the police broke the news that the four missing Takoradi girls were dead following results of a DNA test.
Before the shocking news on Monday, CID Director-General, Tiwaa Addo Danquah, had said that the girls – Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21, Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, 18; Ruth Love Quayson 18, and Ruth Abeka – were alive and their whereabouts were known.
However, after the sad news by acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, Ghanaians want the police service to held responsible for the death of the four girls – singling out the CID boss.
Many people on Twitter have begun calling for the resignation of the CID boss, because, according to some, she handled the case unprofessionally and with utmost incompetence.
The preponderance of this view on Twitter has shot #TiwaaMustGo to the number one spot on the social media site.
@Ed_Elikplim wrote, “How do you not understand that you need to go because you're terrible at your job?”
@NhyirabaAndy believes if Tiwaa was in Europe, her resignation would not have been a problem.
Another user @ElormSakitey wonders how the CID boss feel watching the families weep after hearing the news of their daughters.
The kidnappings and failure of the police to find the girls alive have raised the thoughts of one user who said he no longer feels safe as a Ghanaian.
“In any serious country, the conscience alone of this woman would make her resign from office and apologize but in our part of the world, she's, as usual, in her uniform going to work this morning. No shame! No integrity!,” @EkowDjan_ wrote.
Other users, however, are in doubt if the DNA test done on the bones found in the septic tank really belongs to the girls as the police claim.
Read more tweets below.
Tiwaa is competent. I have personal bais for women in high positions. She got this one wrong. She handled this case so bad and as such must be fired since she won’t resign. But am sure she’s been given some assurance else all these calls for her to resign.. #TiwaaMustGo— chief_Omezogbezo (@TheAgbeko) September 17, 2019
I think the gals wele alive da time the suspect was caught and he killed them afta he escaped so
1. Where is da Police Officer who helped the suspect to escape the first time with the hacksaw and dirty oil?We didnt hear about that anymore😠 #BringBackOurTaadiGirls #TiwaaMustGo
— 🎥 HomeWorkFx ✪ (@HomeWork_Gh) September 17, 2019
Sad but true. When you are burgled and the police man tells you "God will replace what you have lost", you know you are on your own. https://t.co/0e4bsWY45D— Nii Adamah Sackey, Esq (@dessack) September 17, 2019
Ghana is a family business for Our so called leaders and politician they don't care if the people they appointee form their family qualified for the job.— #KWAMI_SENYO GH (@kwamisenyo1) September 17, 2019
Ghana police service#TiwaamustGo
The CID bosss owes all of us an apology! 💔💔— Serwaa Amihere (@Serwaa_Amihere) September 16, 2019
Not only an apology my dear,
She needs to be arrested, prosecuted and jailed for her disgusting and abysmal comment about the Taadi gals,I wonder what she's still doing at office by this time,
Faya 🔥🔥burn her in a very professional way #TiwaaMustGo #BringBackOurTaadiGirls— SM Soja 🇬🇭🔱🇪🇸 (@NhyirabaAndy) September 17, 2019
Very incompetent #TiwaaMustGo— Mr. Kebbie😎🇮🇹🇬🇭 (@jesse_yamoah) September 17, 2019
The death of the 3 girls should be a study guild to the police and public.timely infor. to the police, how the police reacts to the info and also the police public relations and finally how public officials feel they are responsible Only to who appointed them #TiwaaMustGo— chief_Omezogbezo (@TheAgbeko) September 17, 2019
@NAkufoAddo everyday I find a new reason to regret voting for you and your family and friends, like #TiwaaMustGo and @GhPoliceService The most incompetent police service in th world#BringBackOurTaadiGirls #Joynews— I Love GHANA (@LoveMyGhana) September 17, 2019
...of mine who got kidnapped. The question is, how was he found when some Taadi girls were still not found. The real problem is the media or let me say, Ghanaians as whole. If these girls' case was a 'lowkey' one, ...#BringBackOurTaadiGirls #CitiCBS #TiwaaMustGo #JoySMS #JoyNews— Reindolf Agyei (@Goldenbuowy) September 17, 2019
Is it that we takes lifes for granted or we do not know how to appreciate lifes in this country!!— Mspomaah (@mspomaah) September 17, 2019
All these terrible actions by authorities will only yield to terrible reactions. #TiwaaMustGo#BringBackOurTaadiGirls #CitiCBS #findthatCIDman
So anytime Messi is given the ball he should score or he will be fired. What kind of weird thinking is this?— Maxwell Kofi Jumah (@jumah_k) September 17, 2019
What sort of contradiction is this? We are talking about someone who has openly said, "we have found the girls and would soon be reunited with their families..." Has Messi openly said he will score every opportunity he gets?— Ekow Johnson (@kmpee_jay) September 17, 2019
"We know where they are...." The most deceitful & reckless statement by a head of an intelligence unit. Sadly, After such an open display of gross incompetence and unprofessionalism this woman still retains her job. #TiwaaMustGo https://t.co/qprU1gMMjq— Musa White (@MusahWhite) September 17, 2019
She doesn't have the needed emotional intelligence to handle that position. She wouldn't have spoken that way if she had #TiwaaMustGo— Rexford Davor (@RexfordDavor) September 17, 2019
#TiwaaMustGo..Ghanaians are really disappointed in the Police Service. A clear case of the law being an ass,the rich trample on it. Canadian girls on my mind. I vex 😡— Paa Kwasi (@Skidy_pk) September 17, 2019
Bra Sammy asuwear if by de end of this week de CID boss kno sack herself or @NAkufoAddo kno sack her, then we the right thinking people of GH will sack @NAkufoAddo himself........ #EnoughIsEnough #TiwaaMustGo #ShowbizAgenda @sambahflex @zylofon1021fm— Tɔgbui Akpa kli ka Z3wuz3 Agɔkɔli Mawuli OdoDr (@TorgbuiMawuli) September 17, 2019
Enough of the rhetoric. Enough of the Mary go round and the empty hopes. Evidently the task at hand is bigger than Big-jawed CID boss.— Tamekloe Raymond Edem (@Mr_Ray21) May 23, 2019
We the people continue to demand that she is relieved of her duties now!@KnustTein @TeinUdstamale @OfficialNDCGh @NAkufoAddo @GhPoliceService pic.twitter.com/79muE3NwyO
#TiwaaMustGo where? NPP and NDC should go for good. Let's see new leadership and what they can also bring. I'm Just tired of these two, trust me Ghana wouldn't have been any better if NDC was in power @sambahflex @zylofon1021fm #ShowbizAgenda— Tilly Akua Nipaa (@Akua_Nipaa) September 17, 2019
So is this our Criminal Investigations Department (CID) as Ghanaians 🇬🇭😭😭😭🤯 #TiwaaMustGo— Mr Katah (@MrKatah) September 17, 2019