A former Inspector General of Police (IGP), John Kudalor, says it is too early to be calling for the removal of COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department, over developments in the Takoradi kidnapping case.
Human remains were found last Friday in a sewage system near the home of the main suspect in the kidnappings, Samuel Udoetuk Wills.
In a brief comment on the case on Eyewitness News, Mr. Kudalor said: “it will be too early [to call for the removal of the CID boss] because we have not gotten to the end of [the case].”
“So let’s get to the bottom of it then we’ll trace backwards and see where the lapses were and those who flouted our procedure in tackling such crimes.”
The police have requested DNA samples from the families of the victims saying results could be ready in four weeks.
But two of the families say they do not trust the police and are demanding an independent party to handle the DNA testing.
Mr. Kudalor felt “this lab DNA test will let us see whether the matter has been concluded or not.”
After the human remains were found, there were widespread calls for the resignation of COP Addo-Danquah over her handling of the case.
In April, the CID Boss notably assured families police knew the whereabouts of the three kidnapped girls; Priscilla Blessing Bentum, Ruth Love Quayson and Priscilla Kuranchie.
This was met by cries from the kidnapped girls’ families who warned CID Boss to stop playing with their emotions because of the lack of clarity.
The following month, the CID Boss said her comments were misunderstood and only meant to give the families hope.
Before the debacle, families of the kidnapped girls’ had already been appealing for the CID Boss’ removal.
They had the support of other groups like Concerned Mothers Association, who wanted her sacked over her refusal to apologise for lying on the whereabouts of the kidnapped girls.