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General News of Wednesday, 23 January 2019


Kidnapped girl’s sister contests Western Region Police Commander

The three girls kidnapped in Takoradi The three girls kidnapped in Takoradi

Family of Ruth Love Quayson, one of the three girls kidnapped in Takoradi in the Western Region, have said they do not get any updates from the police regarding the case of their last born.

The Western Regional Police Commander, DCOP Vincent Redeemer Dedjoe, had told Winston Amoah on 3FM’s Sunrise Wednesday that the police are in constant touch with the families of the victims.

He specifically mentioned how he personally invited the families over to his office to encourage them to be strong while the police investigations are ongoing.

“I have on several occasions invited them [Parents of victims] and I have even talked to them to put some amount of confidence in them,” he said on 3FM.

“I was with [the parents of victims]. They were with me, and I tried to build confidence in them,” he stated.

DCOP Dedjoe added that his divisional commander was supposed to have been keeping in touch more with the families and if that was not done “it may have been an oversight on the side of my divisional commander”.

But the elder sister of Ruth, Rebecca Quayson, said the commander is not being truthful.

According to her, never have the police invited them on the matter.

“No, we haven’t heard anything from the police,” she emphasized.

“When we went there, they said they are on it, they are on investigations so we will hear from them [and] up till now, they have not told us anything,” she said.

When Rebecca’s attention was drawn to the comments of the regional police commander, who claims he invited the families to his office to inspire confidence in them, she rubbished them.

“It is a lie, we went there, me and my junior sister and my uncle to ask how far the case is going and he told us they are on it and we have to appreciate them, and we should stop going to the media and a whole lot of things,” she said.

Rebecca further explained that the family were obliged to go there on their own volition because the police was not forthcoming with information as regards the progress of the case.

“We went there, he did not invite us,” she reiterated.

She also disclosed how the police had attempted intimidating them when she visited the police station with a friend to inquire about the “bizarre” cell break of the suspect.

Meanwhile, the police have said their investigations so far show that the kidnapper lured the girls with an employment bait.

They have also indicated they are hopeful of discovering where the girls are being held hostage as new leads have been found.