Sack Tiwaa! Kidnapped Girls Family Demand
The families of the three missing Takoradi girls in the Western Region are up in arms with the Director-General of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, demanding her dismissal in 21 days.
According to them, the CID boss has failed to effectively handle the case involving their missing children.
In their view, the results of finding the missing girls-Ruth Quayson, 18; Priscilla Mantsebea Koranchie, 15; and Priscilla Blessing Bentum 21, have been pain and grieve for them.
The girls have gone missing six months, five months and one year ago respectively raising doubts over the police persistent assurance in finding the kidnapped girls.
So far one person, Samuel Oudotek Wills suspected to have kidnapped the three girls in Takoradi is standing trial for the offence.
In February this year, the suspect dominated the headlines when he revealed in court that a police investigator helped him to break jail.
He told the court he does not know the name of the said officer but he can identify him insisting that besides that officer, one Kwesi helped him with oil which facilitated his cutting of the metal bars used to barricade the windows of the cell.
Over the period, residents in the metropolis have raised concern over the pace at which investigations have progressed.
Some groups have held protests and also petitioned the President and the Sekondi Regional Coordinating Council over the case.
Already, Child Right International, a child-centred organisation has waded into the controversy hinting of their intention to petition Parliament over the handling of the case.
The anxious families have spent the last few months protesting and demanding urgency from the CID but officials have asked the families to remain steadfast as they continue investigations.
On Saturday, several residents in Takoradi and its environs embarked on another massive demonstration to press home their demand for the three missing girls to be reunited with their families.
John Entsie, convenor of the Western Youth for Justice, who read the petition on behalf of the protestors, said the CID boss must be fired not later than 21 days from Saturday’s demonstration. Failing which they will besiege office of the President at the Flagstaff house.
The aggrieved residents together with families of the three kidnapped girls marched through the principal street of Takoradi holding placards with various inscriptions some of which read: “Families Are In Pain“, “CID Let The Kidnapper Tell You Where The Girls Are.”
It may be recalled that at an April 2, 2019, news conference, the CID boss Tiwaa Addo-Danquah told reporters that the Police have discovered the whereabouts of the three girls and are closer to bringing them home.
“We know where the girls are,” she stated, a comment that attracted widespread criticisms.