CID boss defends position

Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, has said she “earned” her appointment by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and has dispelled perceptions by her critics that she came out of the blue and was given the position. 

 

“I think that is the perception of people that I just arrived from nowhere and I was given the position [but] no, that was not the issue. I was given the position because I have earned it and I think I deserve it,” she said on the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Thinking Ahead Series segment of Class FM in Accra yesterday.

DCOP Addo-Danquah, who is a member of the ACCA, was a guest on the show to educate listeners about the need to do due diligence when making investment decisions.

DCOP Addo-Danquah, who was the Deputy Director of the CID, was made to act as Director-General when the substantive post holder, COP Bright Oduro proceeded on leave prior to his retirement on 3 January 2018.

She was later confirmed as the substantive CID boss.

Before her movement to the CID as Second in Command (2I/C) in January 2017, she was the Second in Command at the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards (PIPS) directorate.

 

She entreated the public to conduct due diligence before putting their monies into any investment because “most investment companies are not registered”.

 

In educating the public on safe investments, Mrs Addo-Danquah cautioned the public against investing in businesses they “do not understand.”

 

She emphasised the importance of due diligence and seeking expert advice from credible people before committing funds into an investment.

 

In her opinion, people should also refrain from using other people’s funds for investments that promise huge returns within a short time.

 

According to her, “Due diligence was critical before investing in any business” and, so, advised prospective investors not to dole out monies blindly.

 

She also cautioned the public against investment portfolios and products that promise outrageous returns.

 

“There are so many people who are losing money in the name of investing and some of them… people are giving money because they might have been told of higher returns,” she stressed.

 

 

Writer’s email: kofi.tawiah@todaygh.com

 

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