I Downplayed A-Plus Threats – CID Deputy Director
The Deputy Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), ACP Maame Yaay Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has cleared the air on the controversy of a said leaked tape of her intimidating Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A-Plus to deny his thievery allegations.
“I wish to categorically and emphatically state that I have never intimated A Plus in any conversation whatsoever…”, she had said in an earlier report.
In an interview with Starr FM’s Midday News Anchor, she said that she downplayed A Plus threats to release a recording of her conversation with him due to the fact that she did not make any comments that can cause a spur.
According to her, she called the musician so he could document his comments on the thievery allegations of Mr. Asenso-Boakye and Abu Jinapor. “Apparently he recorded my voice… that conversation lasted for 56 secs… the records are there, we can always check from MTN the number of secs that I spoke to him”, she said.
“He (A Plus) called me on Tuesday morning and wanted to find out why we concluded that the allegation was baseless and I explained to him, I even had to read part of the criminal offences act to him on phone. He said he was going to have a press conference and I advised him that before you do, speak to a lawyer and let the lawyer school you about evidence.
Then he sent me a text message that because we had indicated that the allegation was baseless, he was going to put my voice on social media”, she stated.
According to her, he had earlier denied allegations of thievery against the two deputy chiefs of staff but when she reviewed the docket, she realized that the denial was not reflected in his written statement, she called him back to come and put it on record so they could have it documented.
ACP Maame Yaay Tiwaa Addo-Danquah claimed that A Plus doctored and fabricated the recording for his ‘own calculated imagination’ in an attempt to destroy her hard-earned reputation.
“I have listened to the purported telephone conversation between myself and A Plus many times and it is very obvious that my conversation with him had been doctored and (or) edited to achieve a deliberately mischievous and evil purpose”, she said.
She had earlier on stated in a report that the A- Plus corrupt allegations were thoroughly investigated by a team of four senior detectives headed by the Director General of the Criminal Investigative Department (CID) of which she was a member.
“When you investigate a case and you don’t find evidence, you don’t curate it, that will be unprofessional. Not because somebody says it is corruption, you must by all means conclude that it is corruption”
Source: Jennifer Avemee/The Publisher