Takoradi missing girls saga: Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA) supports Madam Tiwa Addo Dankwas’ removal

Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA) has also  waded into the four missing Takoradi girls saga which the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service has now come out to confirm their death.

According to Prof Ken Attafuah, the CID Boss should do the honourable thing by stepping aside for peace to prevail and also to save her little integrity left rather than waiting for the President to use his executive power to remove her.

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Just some few days ago, the Ghana Police Service came out with the DNA results of the missing Takoradi girls confirming that the skeletons retrieved from the backyard of the prime suspect were, indeed, those of Ruth Abakah, Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21; Ruth Love Quayson, 18; and Priscilla Mantebea Kuranchie, 18, who were kidnapped between July and December 2018.

The Criminologist who believes the right thing for the CID Capo to do is to resign, noted that Madam Tiwa Addo Dankwa has failed to live up to expectation as she once gave hope to Ghanaians but has made a U-turn on the whereabouts of the girls.

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“In this country, we are slow to do the needful by ourselves, although I know sometimes the clamour [for a public officer to resign] happens where there is no sound evidential basis for it…but where individuals themselves know that they have goofed, that they have – by their acts of omission or commission – generated a situation that is untenable; that undermines public confidence in the institution that they lead and that also have the potential to affect the future dynamics and effectiveness of the institution, they [must] do the honourable thing of not waiting to be fired but to tender their resignation and to apologise in grace and exit the scene so that pain is assuaged, confidence is assured and innovation is triggered.”


He added: “This is one of those moments that people have to swallow their pride where, as much as they might think they have been misunderstood or that the circumstances have not worked to your favour or have worked against you, that you do the honourable thing; you do the noble thing of saluting the state and taking a bow and a good exit.”

When asked on Joy FM’s morning show whether calls by Ghanaians is in the right direction, Mr Attafuah responded in the affirmative indicating that the CID Boss has to accept the calls by Ghanaians and resign in a respectful manner.

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This not the first time Ghanaians have asked the Chief Supo to resign but her response to such calls is that her resignation is not the solution to bringing back the missing Takoradi girls.

The Ag. Inspector of General of Police, Samuel Oppong Boanuh said a press conference Monday, that the results of the DNA test on the human remains retrieved in Takoradi have been relayed to the families along with condolences.

A family member of the missing Takoradi girls said the results given to them shows the tests are positive.