The Deputy Director of Police CID, Mrs Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, says the leaked tape revealing a possible cover-up in the report of the Police on the allegation of corruption against Ghana’s two deputy chiefs of staff has been doctored.
While admitting the voice on the tape was indeed hers and that of Kwame Asare Obeng, the musician who made the corruption allegation, she said she never stated their investigations confirmed the corruption allegation as suggested in the audiotape.
The audiotape conversation between the senior police officer and the musician popularly referred to as A-Plus emerged Wednesday, in which the officer seemingly claimed the corruption allegations against the government officials were found to be true but the police had to “manage” it.
“…As for the corruption allegation aspect of it, from what you said and what we have gone to confirm, you wouldn’t be too far from right to say that this is what happened but we need to manage…the people are your people….” the officer was heard to have said on the tape.
The said utterances on the tape purported to be that of ACP Mrs. Addo-Danquah was contrary to the report issued on the matter on September 18 by the Police CID after investigations into the allegations against the two deputy chiefs of staff – Francis Asenso-Boakye and Samuel Abu Jinapor.
But barely 24 hours after the shocking tape leaked, ACP Addo-Danquah issued a statement to deny the claim, noting that she couldn’t possibly had come to that conclusion.
She explained that at the time she spoke to the musician, the Police CID investigative team of which she was a part, had not had a response from the two deputy chiefs of staffs.
“I, wish to categorically and emphatically state that I have never intimated to A-Plus, in any conversation whatsoever, that I believe this allegation of corruption against the two senior government officials had been confirmed following our investigations,” she said Thursday.
According to the deputy CID boss who has come under criticism, claimed, “it is very obvious that my conversation with him has been doctored and or edited to achieve a deliberate, mischievous and evil purpose,”
ACP Addo-Danquah claimed after the two deputy chiefs of staff were absolved of any wrongdoing in the corruption allegation on September 18 by the Police CID, A-Plus called her the next day to register his disagreement with the Police report on the matter.
A-Plus, the officer alleges, again texted her to disagree with the findings contained in the police report and “threatened to put my voice in the public domain because the team had insulted him by saying the allegation was baseless”.
For her, the content of the leaked tape is “a total fabrication and a figment of the author’s imagination.”
She said she feels “pained” the leaked tape is “calculated and dastardly attempt” to taint her reputation but said notwithstanding, he will not allow it to distract her from being committed police officer to “fight and expose crime” regardless of whoever is involved.
By Stephen Kwabena Effah|3news.com|Ghana