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General News of Thursday, 19 September 2019


Over Ghc300k spent on DNA test of missing girls

The missing Takoradi girls were declared dead by the Ghana Police Service The missing Takoradi girls were declared dead by the Ghana Police Service

Over three hundred thousand Cedis was spent on the DNA test which confirmed that the discovered bodies at Kasawrodo were that of the missing girls, has learnt.

According to sources, the tests were conducted at the well respected Spanish lab in Accra and another in the United States. The results of the test in the USA was flown to Accra.

Meanwhile, the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service ACP David Eklu says the service is open to a second opinion in the DNA outcome of the bodies that were retrieved at Kasawrodo in the Western region.

According to him, the police has nothing to hide in the results that confirmed that the bodies were that of the missing girls.

“The news on the girls isn’t a pleasant one. There are some concerns in the media which we may find difficulty understanding . We deal with the families on individual basis. If the families want the remains for independent tests we won’t object to that,” he told Starr News Naa Dede Tetteh.

It comes after two of the families rejected the outcome of the DNA test conducted by the police.

The acting Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh, on Monday confirmed that results of DNA tests conducted on some human parts exhumed in a house in Takoradi are that of the four missing girls.

A special police operation led to the discovery and exhumation of the bodies of the four missing Takoradi girls at Kasawrodo in the Western region, Starr News confirmed in August this year.

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