The Honourable Deputy Ranking Member on the Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament, Mr. Alhassan Mumuni has urged the Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah to resign from her duty due to loss of public confidence in her operations.
Mr. Mumuni who doubles as the Honourable Member of Parliament for Salaga North’s call comes on the back of the leaked caution statement of the former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kwesi Nyantakyi to the media.
Mr Nyantakyi in his statement to the CID was alleged to have stated among others that, the proposed investors as captured in the Anas’ #Number12 exposé offered former President Mahama an amount of 8 million United States dollars for his 2016 election bid campaign.
The claim in the statement which got into the media domain under bizarre circumstances was however debunked by former President Mahama as false.
The Salaga lawmaker therefore believes the Police CID failed to act professionally hence his call for the Director General to honourably vacate her position as the CID boss. Mr. Mumuni made this statement in an interview with Ghana Justice
Background of the issue
President Akufo-Addo ordered the CID of the Ghana Police Service, to arrest Mr. Nyantakyi last month after being privy to investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ latest documentary in which Mr. Nyantakyi was heard in the recording using the name of the President in a purported fraudulent deal with some ‘investors’.
The CID picked up Mr. Nyantakyi at the airport upon his arrival at the Kotoka International Airport. Joy FM, an Accra based private radio station, however, disclosed that Mr. Nyantakyi told the CID that a sheikh who wanted to sponsor the Ghana Premier League paid $8m United States dollars to the NDC government through former President John Dramani Mahama.
The media house intercepted the caution statement of Kwesi Nyantakyi and subsequently published excerpts of it.
The media house was accused by the NDC and Mr. Mahama for allowing itself to be used as a propaganda tool.