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General News of Wednesday, 7 August 2019


Kidnap case: Our earlier search was not thorough – Police admits

ACP David Eklu ACP David Eklu

The Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu has conceded that the Police did a poor job when they initially conducted a search at the residence of the key suspect in the Takoradi missing girls case.

The Police have disclosed that cloths and sandals believed to belong to one of the Takoradi missing girls were previously found at the place where a fourth remains has now been discovered.

Despite the earlier discovery, the police could not trace the human body that has now been found at the premises where the key suspect was re-arrested after he broke cell.

“They earlier found clothing and sandals that they suspect belonged to one of the three missing ladies,” the police chief told Keminni Amanor on News Tonight on GhOne news.

Police in a statement today noted: “Police investigators today August 6, 2019 discovered a fourth set of human remains in a well at Nkroful new site at Takoradi.

“The remains were discovered at an uncompleted building where Samuel Willis Udutoek was re-arrested in connection with missing persons and later convicted for unlawful escape.

“Investigations are underway to establish the identity of the remains while Police continue with all angles of the ongoing investigation”.

The discovery comes days after some bodies were recovered last Friday near the former residence of the key suspect in the case involving the three missing Takoradi girls.

Speaking to host Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa FM, ACP David Eklu stated that the police have now cast the net wide in the investigations to unravel all the facts.

“We had earlier gone where we first found the human remains, we had gone there to conduct similar searches last year but that was not thorough. When you conduct an investigation another person can subsequently and say that with my experience these are the methods we used so let’s use this let’ use that and so that is what led to these discoveries. When there’s an incident we look at all angles.”

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