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General News of Friday, 20 September 2019


T’di girls’ DNA: Over 40 bones were examined

The girls went missing last year The girls went missing last year

About 40 separate bones were examined in the DNA test which confirmed that the bodies exhumed at Kasawrodo in the Western region were that of the four kidnapped girls from Takoradi.

Starr News sources say the laborious medical exercise required that a test was run on all the bones and matched with the separate samples taken from the families of the victims.

One of the victims who was adopted at birth had her biological parent being brought to Accra for her sample to be taken for the test.

The scientific tests on the bones noted specifically that they had been dead between nine months and a year.

The DNA test which was conducted at the Spanish Lab in Accra and the United States costed the Police and the nation as much as GHC300,000.

It comes after members of some of the families of the girls insist that they need an independent DNA results from a foreign firm to convince themselves.

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.