General News of Tuesday, 17 September 2019
A group of angry Takoradi-based youth have given the government a one week ultimatum to strip the CID boss, Maame Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, National Security boss, Bryan Acheampong and the Interior Minister Ambrose Dery off their respective positions.
On September 17, 2019, the Acting Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh confirmed to the nation that, the human remains retrieved from a septic tank at the residence of the prime suspect in the case, belong to the missing Takoradi girls.
This latest development has not only sparked a national debate on the competence of the National Security agencies but anger among many Ghanaians.
Reacting to the news at a press conference at Diabene Market Square in Takoradi, an aggrieved member of the youth group lamented the initial posture of the security agencies in responding to the news of the missing girls back in 2018.
He added that, the DNA result released to confirm the death of the girls is but a way to deliberately end the search for the girls.
“What they are trying to tell us is that the so-called skeletons they retrieved from the septic tank are those of our girls, but it is a lie. They just want to cover up their foul play. We want them to understand that, the CID boss, Interior Minister and the National Security Minister must be sacked before within a week.”
In his outburst, he noted that the CID boss’ assurance that they knew the whereabouts of the girls the subsequent reassurances by the National Security Minister and Interior Minister made it clear that the girls were alive. However, the sudden turnaround of events is contradictory.
“…If these people are not sacked, there will be no peace in Ghana, I repeat there will be no peace in Ghana. Government listen and listen well, if these people are not sacked, it’s either we’re are shot dead or we shoot them dead…it’d be better they imprison us now,” he boldly emphasized amidst a charged atmosphere.
In a related development, however, JoyNews reported earlier today, September 17, 2019 that some residents who were present at the press conference hooted and chased the Police away.
“…with chants of “Away, Away” and loud cacophonous clanging of pots and pans, the mainly female members of the community who had just finished a press conference at Diabene Market Square in Takoradi in the Western Region, drove the police away.” The report read.
The general public is yet to come to terms with the news of the death of the girls. On Twitter, the hashtag ‘Tiwaa Must Go’ trended number one after the news broke.
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