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General News of Tuesday, 17 September 2019


DNA result lies; what if the bones are ‘akrantie’ remains? – Taadi girls’ families ask

DNA reports from the police confirmed the girls are dead DNA reports from the police confirmed the girls are dead

Angry and dissatisfied families of the four kidnapped Takoradi girls who have been confirmed dead by the police through DNA tests, are wondering if the skeletal remains tested were of their relatives as announced by the police or those of grasscutters.

The DNA tests confirmed that the skeletons retrieved from the backyard of the prime suspect were, indeed, those of Ruth Abakah, Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21; Ruth Love Quayson, 18; and Priscilla Mantebea Kuranchie, 18.

Reacting to news of the death of their relatives at a press conference in Takoradi on Tuesday, 17 September 2019, the grandfather of one of the victims (Ruth Abakah), Mr Ebenezer Anzah Cobbinah said the police have not been truthful to the family.

According to Mr Cobbinah, the family did not see any human remains or how they were processed to arrive at the conclusion that they are those of the missing girls.

Mr Cobbinah told journalists that: “…In the scriptures, when God asked Ezekiel: ‘Can the bones come back to life?’ He [Ezekiel] said he didn’t know, and God said he should prophesy and when he prophesied, the bones came together. So, let us know the laid-down processes. Let us know this bone is for Priscilla, this bone is for Ruth, this bone is for this and that; but today, we don’t know the bones whether it is ‘akrantie’ [grasscutter] bones or any other thing.

“None of us witnessed those very bones and we don’t know how it was processed and you told us you’ll come and assemble us at the police headquarters [and brief us] but you didn’t do that ... There is no iota of truth in what they’ve said and we’re not going to believe it and this can only be done in Ghana, you can’t do this in any country.”

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