General News Tue, 30 Apr 2019

CID Boss lied; they don’t know the whereabouts of kidnapped girls - Kwesi Pratt

The contribution made by the Attorney-General and the Minister of Justice, Madam Gloria Akuffo in the three kidnapped girls and the announcement by the CID that they had actually located where the girls are has been described by the Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr. as exceedingly interesting.

Reading from page 2 of the Daily Guide report on Saturday, Kwesi Pratt quoted that “the Attorney-General took exception to the disclosure by COP Ms. Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo Danquah, the Director-General of Criminal Investigations Department of Ghana Police Service close to a month that her outfit knows the where-about of the kidnapped girls”.

In the Daily Guide report, “the Attorney-General told Joy FM that the disclosure could further endanger the lives of the girls. She said it was wrong for the investigating authorities to make that announcement, noting that when those keeping the girls know their where-abouts are known, they would change the location”.

“That signals those who have them and they could change their locations. It could even endanger their lives and I find it even regrettable that the information went out that they have been found”, the report stated further.

Commenting on Daily Guide report as a discussant on Radio Gold’s Alhaji and Alhaji talk show, Kwesi Pratt buttressed the point made by the Attorney-General that it would have been wrong for the CID Boss to announce the whereabouts of the kidnapped girls in the press conference if indeed the police had established their location.

“But I think that the situation is worse than what the Attorney-General is describing because as we sit here, it does appear that the police simply lied. Thus, the police don’t know the whereabout of the kidnapped girls”, he jabbed.

The Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper maintained the comment made by the Attorney-General is “exceedingly interesting. Only the A-G has the power to initiate and abort criminal prosecution; she has enormous powers and indeed, under normal circumstances, no prosecution can take place without her fiat.

He added that “even the office of the Special Prosecutor, initiates prosecutions on behalf of the Attorney-General; that’s why what she is saying is important and relevant”.
Source: peacefmonline.com
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