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General News of Tuesday, 17 September 2019


Missing Takoradi girls: Family angered by death report

The family have refused to believe that the death report is true play videoThe family have refused to believe that the death report is true

The family of Priscilla Blessing Bentum, one of the missing Takoradi girls have expressed fury over the latest report by the Ghana Police Service that the DNA test carried out on the human parts found at the premises of the suspected kidnapper to be that of the four lost girls.

The family has refused to believe that the report is true, stating their displeasure with how the police handled the case.

“You take us for fools. Because it is our turn that is why they are doing this. We will never take it.” They vented.

Acting Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh, confirmed in an address to the media yesternight the death of the missing girls; Ruth Abakah, Priscilla Kuranchie, Ruth Love Quayson, and Priscilla Blessing Bentum.

This brings to a closure of the over one-year search for the missing girls.

“A few minutes ago, officers of the Ghana Police service informed 4 families in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana that DNA test conducted on some human remains discovered into the course of police investigations into the disappearance 4 missing girls have turned positive, as the remains of the girls. The Ghana Police service has with regret informed the families that the remains of Ruth Abakah, Priscilla Kuranchie, Ruth Love Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum”. The police announced.

The acting IGP also disclosed that the families of the 4 girls have been informed by the Police.

However, family members state that they have not received any substantive proof to ascertain whether the girls are indeed dead.

“How can you give such an announcement by this time? How can you announce that the girls are dead with no documents given to us as evidence?”

Reacting to the announcement made by the police, the Bentum family, in a viral video, stated that they are prepared to take the matter up in their own hands and will go any length to find the girls.

“They should prepare for us. We are ready for anything. We will show them. We will go to every ghetto. We communicate with every Ghanaian who is ready to listen to us.”

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