The 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 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 told Moro Awudu on the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Thinking Ahead Series segment of the Executive Breakfast Show on Tuesday, 6 November 2018.
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.