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Sack CID Boss Over Nyantakyi Saga – Lawyers


A group calling itself Lawyers in Search of Democracy (LINSOD), has called on President Nana Akufo-Addo to dismiss the head of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Police Service for not preventing the leakage of a statement written by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss, Kwesi Nyantekyi.

According to the lawyers in a statement signed by Hon. George Loh, such a hard-to-retrieve document should not have reached the media for publication.

On May 23, 2018, Mr. Nyantakyi handed to the police an investigative caution statement after his arrest was directed by the President over allegations of fraud documented in Anas’ Number 12 video.

The statement has however flooded the social media, prompting LINDOD to describe the situation as “disgraceful”. It said the development warrants a resignation by the CID head Tiwaah Addo Danquah or an outright dismissal.

“The blame for this disgraceful leakage must be squarely placed at the doorstep of the Director General of CID, Madam Tiwaah Addo Danquah.

“We hasten to say that unless she comes clear on this embarrassing situation or show that the document leaked is fake, and does not emanate from her outfit, she has no moral right to remain in office, even for one more day and must honourably resign in order to restore the sinking image of that office,” Mr. Loh indicated.

The group has given the presidency a 72-hour ultimatum to immediately sack the CID boss else the matter would be pursued in court.

“We are calling on the President without hesitation to sack Madam Tiwaah Addo Danquah immediately and cause the IGP to purge that office of all disgraceful characters who are gradually dragging his office into an irredeemable abyss,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, General Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has also indicated that the CID cannot be trusted to thoroughly investigate the contents contained in Anas Aremeyaw Anas’s Number 12 undercover documentary done on the GFA.

He alleged that the current CID Boss had once stated that she was appointed to serve the ruling NPP government.

By: Jennifer Avemee

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