The Institute Responsible For Tracking Accountable Governance-IRETAG, do hereby serve notice to the Inspector General of the Ghana Police Service to ensure and not tolerate any person or persons who drag(s) its constitutional mandated state security agency into infamy, sarcasm or mortifications. The credibility of the Ghana Police Service in the last two decades has been a subject of public interest and international concern.
Most Ghanaians had lost confidence in the Police to guarantee their safety and security especially in the last decade due to widespread corruption, negligence of duty, lack of professionalism, and political compromise on issues brought before their outfit.
Lawlessness and insecurity in our country in recent times has become a regrettable menace that Ghanaians had to live with especially within the last three years.
Nine months ago, the Criminal Investigative Department of the Ghana Police Service headed by Mrs. Tiwaa Addo Danquah announced to the general public the missing and search for three girls as natives of Takoradi. Ghanaians including our outfit were really impressed with the determination with which the CID boss and her men are working assiduously to reunite the girls with their families.
Unfortunately, months had gone by without any substantial evidence on the whereabouts of the girls which generated alot of public outcry and controversies to know whether the Police were really working to retrieve the girls or they were just giving empty assurances.
In a heated media tweets, media reportage etc the CID boss made us aware the girls were finally found and are in the custody of the BNI receiving treatments.
We as a think tank are very worried and disappointed that with all these supposed steps and utterances made by the outfit of the CID boss, the girls had still not been found.
Another disturbing turbulence in this disgraceful posture of the CID unit of the Police is the recent notice served to the Chairman of the largest Opposition party in the country Chairman Ofosu Ampofo inviting as a suspect for investigation in an allegation brought against him on the missing girls which supposedly were found by the CID. Has the standards in the Police Service fallen so badly like that? Or is this the best form of service she could render to the good people of Ghana whose taxes pay her every month?
Following a five months research we undertook in our own carefully selected hotspots zones, thus Accra, Brong Ahafo, Western, Northern and Eastern Regions respectively shows that 76% of the interviewees has lost it trust, Confidence and purpose of establishment in the Police Service, 16% thinks the service is rather gradually losing it purpose, which 8% are convince beyond their own reasonable doubt that the Service is doing a yeoman’s job. Nonetheless, it is clear from the corollary of our reports that majority of Ghanaians have lost the confidence reposed in the Ghana Police Service and one example is the hoodwink posture, feint and dreadful statement made by the COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, Director General Of The Criminal Investigative Department Of the Ghana Police Service.
IRETAG is requesting the IGP and the President to with immediate effect suspend the CID boss or Mrs. Tiwaa Addo resigns in principle over her failed attempts to rescue the girls as well as deceiving the ordinary Ghanaian over claims of knowing the whereabouts of the girls in her media encounter with the press.
We are much confident that President Nana Akufo-Addo being a listening President would appreciate the urgent demands of these missing girls and hold the CID boss accountable as a leader entrusted with the general wellbeing of all Ghana.
Michael Nana-Kojo Appiah
Director Of Operations, IRETAG
Isaac T. Gbenartey
Public Relations Officer, IRETAG