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General News of Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

DNA on missing T’di girls: 38 days and police yet to release report

The police visited families of the three missing Takoradi girls on August 3 for assistance to acquire DNA samples to confirm if some human remains discovered at the residence of one of the key suspects, match with that of the missing girls.

There has since been a delay with the DNA report which was originally supposed to take four weeks, per an earlier statement from the police.

Today marks exactly thirty-eight days after the police held discussions with the families of the three kidnapped girls with an assurance of ‘covering all other angles of investigations’.

The spokesperson of the family, Michael Hayford, said that they are yet to receive any reports from the police about the DNA results.

“You know the month just ended last week so we wanted to give them a week more. The week will end like coming Friday. So after Friday if there is nothing like report we will just move to their office to verify from them what they have for us,” he said.

Following the Police discovery of human remains in the septic tank of the alleged kidnapper, Sam Udoetuk Wills, in Kasaworodo in Takoradi, the families were contacted to assist the Police with DNA samples to confirm if the human remains match with the missing girls.

The alleged Nigerian kidnapper, Sam Udoetuk, is currently assisting Police investigations.

He escaped from jail on December 30, 2018, after his first arrest, but was subsequently rearrested at Nkrofu. Sam Udoetuk told the Takoradi District High Court that he was able to escape with the help of a CID officer.

The three missing girls have been identified as Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21 years, Ruth Love Quayson, 18 years, and Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, 18 years.

The girls went missing between August and December 2018 and efforts to find them have proved futile. There have been several calls and campaigns from the families and the general public to the police speed up investigations into the whereabouts of the missing girls.

GhanaWeb will give a weekly countdown of the delay by the police until the DNA test is complete and the results revealed to the families.

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