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General News of Tuesday, 17 September 2019


Social media ‘goes crazy’ over death of Takoradi Girls

Families of the girls are devastated about the new development Families of the girls are devastated about the new development

Anger, disappointment, grief; a mix bag of reactions are coming from social media users following an announcement from the police service, confirming the demise of some four girls who were kidnapped in December last year.

The reactions stem from a number of issues, but mostly about how the entire situation was handled by the Police from the beginning.

The information was reported and emerged on various media platforms, there were assurances from the police service, Security Ministers and subsequently CID Boss, Maame Tiwaa Addo Danquah.

From her end, she was confident that the works of the police will ensure that the kidnapped girls, whose whereabouts had been discovered, will be rescued and brought home safely.

Suspects in connection with the issue were arrested, including one Samuel Willis Udutoek, the key suspect.

Not too long after, there was news about a new discovery on the subject; some skeletal remains had been found in a septic tank at the residence of the main suspect. DNA tests were acquired from the families by the police to confirm the suspicions following the retrieval.

The final straw that broke the camel’s back was an announcement by the Acting Inspector General, James Oppong Boanuh, at a press briefing Monday, confirming that the remains were that of Ruth Abakah, Priscilla Kuranchie, Ruth Love Quayson, and Priscilla Blessing Bentum.

There’s a lot of consolation messages pouring for the families but more importantly, many others want the ‘head’ of CID Boss, Miss Tiwaa Addo Danquah; to express the weight of their anger, the hashtag, # TiwaaMustGo is trending at number one on twitter.

Here’s a compilation of reactions from Ghanaians on social media as monitored by Ghanaweb