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General News of Saturday, 3 August 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

Bryan Acheampong, Tiwaa must resign if human parts retrieved are the missing girls’ – Family

Families of the three Takoradi kidnapped girls have suggested that the hierarchy of Ghana’s security apparatus should resign if it is established that the human parts recently discovered by the Police are that of the missing girls.

This follows an announcement by the police that they have retrieved human parts in a septic tank behind the house of one of the suspects on Friday.

In a statement confirming the operation, police revealed that the discovered remains will be sent to the forensic science laboratory of the Ghana Police Service for analysis and further investigation.

Reacting to this, spokesperson for the affected families, Michael Hayford Grant explained that the new development defeats earlier assurances given by security officials in rescuing the girls.

“I am short of words in the sense that I do not know the kind of work the Police are doing and if it is true [that the remains are that of the kidnapped girls], that means the Minister of State in charge of National Security, Bryan Acheampong and Madam Tiwaa have to resign.”

Gov’t has questions to answer – MP

Member of Parliament for the Ellembelle constituency, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah has also said government has questions to answer, if it turns out that the remains the Police retrieved are the girls in question.

Government has a lot of questions to answer not only to the families but to a lot of families who have girls. How do you basically assure families with 18-year-old and 20-year-old girls that they can go about their business in safety? And the irony of this is that we found the Canadian girls but we couldn’t find our own girls.”

The MP also said if the forensic analysis being done by the police on the remains tests positive then heads must roll.

If indeed this is true, anybody connected to this case, it doesn’t matter how high their levels are, must be shown the exit. At least to let Ghanaians know that our lives matter,” he added.

The MP said this in an interview in Parliament after news broke that the police had retrieved human parts from a sewage system behind the house of the accused suspect, Sam Udoetuk Wills who lived at Kansaworodo in Takoradi.

The Police retrieved the body parts around 7 pm on Friday.

The police in a statement called for calm while investigations continue.

“The discovered human remains would be sent to the forensic science laboratory of the Ghana police service for analysis and further investigation,” the statement signed by Head of the Police Public Affairs Unit, DSP Juliana Obeng added.