Hundreds of residents in Takoradi embarked on a demonstration on Wednesday, to demand the resignation of the head of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service, Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah.
According to some residents, the calls follow what they claim is the shambolic manner Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah handled investigations involving four missing girls in the Western Region capital, Takoradi, who are now declared dead.
The girls; Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21, Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, 18, Ruth Love Quayson 18, and Ruth Abeka were victims of a kidnapping and murdering syndicate in the Takoradi area, the acting Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh stated at a recent news conference.
The IGP stated that the results of the DNA test on remains retrieved in Takoradi confirmed that it was the Takoradi girls.
The residents, all clad in red and black, also demanded the resignation of an officer of the CID, identified only as Amatepey, who first handled the case of the missing girls until his sudden transfer.
A spokesperson for the demonstrators, Benjamin Mensah, said this is one of series of demonstrations to hit the country until the CID boss resigns.
Last week, Criminologist, Prof Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, also joined many calling on the Director-General of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to resign.
The Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA) said Maame Tiwaa Addo-Danquah would have saved her integrity by not waiting to be removed following the preponderance of calls asking her to step down.
He is not alone… Many people on Twitter have been calling for the resignation of the CID boss too.
The preponderance of this view on Twitter on Monday shot #TiwaaMustGo to the number one spot on the social media site.
Below are more photos of the demonstration:
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