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General News of Monday, 13 May 2019


My comment on missing girls misconstrued – CID boss

Director-General of the CID, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah Director-General of the CID, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah

The Director-General of the CID, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, says her recent comment over the three missing Takoradi girls has been misconstrued by Ghanaians.

She said her claim that the CID knew the whereabouts of the girls was only intended to give hope to the families.

“I made that comment because I wanted to give hope to the mothers but I have been misconstrued. Maybe people didn’t understand me. For timelines, I cannot say.

“I just want to assure everyone that the search is still on. We are not sleeping at all,” She told Accra-based Atinka TV.

The comment is in sharp contrast to her earlier position on the status of the girls.

In April she told the media in Accra that “We know where the girls are” before urging the families of the three girls to “keep on keeping on”.

She added that “It’s taken us over three months to even identify where the ladies are, and what we don’t want to do is do anything that will jeopardise the safety of that. So we are working very hard. All the stakeholders who are supposed to be on board are on board and hopefully, the girls will be brought back safe and sound.”

Meanwhile, the families of the victims are to embark on a demonstration to pile more pressure on the government to bring the girls back.

Priscilla Blessing Bentum was first kidnapped on August 17th 2018, while Ruthlove Quayeson was kidnapped on December 4, 2018 and Priscilla Mantsebeah Koranchie also kidnapped on December 21st 2018.

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