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General News of Monday, 6 May 2019


Minority to drag IGP to Parliament over kidnapped girls

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu

The Minority in Parliament wants to haul the Inspector General of Police (IGP) before Parliament over the three Takoradi kidnapped girls case.

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu told the House months after the girls were kidnapped, there has been no meaningful statement from the Police administration leading to the rescue of the girls.

He thus noted that it’s critical for parliament to insist on getting explanation from the IGP and the Interior Minister about the matter.

“The matter of the kidnapped girls, need national attention. Mr. Speaker, I think next time we come, we will file a motion to compel the Inspector General of Police through the Minister of Interior to report to this House to tell us what steps, beyond the rhetoric we have heard, they are taking to rescue those children,” he said.

Families of the three Takoradi kidnapped girls last week suspended a planned demonstration intended to pile pressure on the Police Service to rescue the victims.

The inability of the Police and other security agencies to find the girls who were kidnapped last year has resulted in increased criticisms and apprehension.

An online petition to mount pressure on the Police Service has so far received over 1000 signatures.

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