The Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh is expected to host families of the Takoradi girls as part of processes in bringing the matter to a final closure.
TheNewsGh.com has confirmed that the meeting which comes off today October 24, 2019 is at the instance of three of the families who want to be taken through the process of how the DNA results were arrived at in order to decide whether or not to seek a second opinion or otherwise.
A letter sighted by this portal from lawyers of the families reads in part “We wish to request for the bones of these deceased (missing girls) for a second opinion so that our clients will be able to identify the individual corpse for a befitting funeral by the individual families.
Our clients instruct us that these remains shall be the same as uncovered from the septic tank. For peace to reign in the families, we would be very grateful if you could facilitate the handing over of the bones or samples to them”.
It would be recalled that the IGP last reveale d that the results of the DNA test on remains retrieved in Takoradi proved to be those of the missing girls and the information had been relayed to the families along with condolences.
The dead Takoradi girls were victims of serial kidnapping and murdering syndicate operating within the Western Regional Capital according to him.
“A few minutes ago, officers of the Ghana Police Service informed four (4) families in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana that DNA tests conducted on some human remains discovered in the course of Police investigations into the disappearance of four (4) missing girls have. The Ghana Police Service has, with regret, therefore informed the families that the remains are those of Ruth Abaka, Priscilla Blessing Bentum, Ruth Love Quayson, and Priscilla Kuranchie. Investigations now establish that the girls were victims of a serial kidnapping and murdering syndicate that operated in the Takoradi area. While for various reasons we were unsuccessful in obtaining and acting on accurate actionable intelligence, in good time, to enable us rescue the girls, we believe that the arrest of the culprits has effectively thwarted the ability of this syndicate to have continued with further kidnappings and murders”, he revealed.