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Politics of Tuesday, 17 September 2019


Tadi Kidnap: NDC slams Police misleading, inconsistent investigations

National Communications officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi National Communications officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi

The main opposition National Democratic Congress has criticised the shambolic handling of investigation by the police into the case involving the Kidnapped four Takoradi girls who have been confirmed dead.

“We are shocked, devastated and appalled by the unprofessional, untidy and nonchalant manner in which our security services and the Akufo-Addo government has handled this critical issue that involved the lives of four precious and promising young souls,” the NDC said in a statement signed by Mr Sammy Gyamfi National Communications officer of the party.

DNA Test Results

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, in August this year.

The bodies were retrieved from a manhole in the house of the suspect Samuel Udotek Wills.

According to Police, investigations revealed that the girls were victims of a “serial kidnapping and murdering syndicate that operated in the Takoradi area.”

But the NDC in its statement following the loss of the four “Takoradi Girls” punched holes into the entire investigations carried out by the police adding this is testament to the institutional failures and the leadership paralysis that Ghanaians are witnessing in all sectors under President Akufo-Addo.

“Even as we sympathise and commiserate with the bereaved families, we cannot overlook the concerns expressed by the families of the girls and sections of Ghanaians about the accuracy and authenticity of the DNA results especially in the face of several misleading and inconsistent accounts about the whereabouts of the missing girls,” the statement said.

The opposition NDC has postponed the 6th edition of their Moment of Truth series which was slated for today, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 to grieve the loss of the girls.

It said the party stands together with the families in these difficult times.

“The NDC shall officially speak on this matter in due course,” the statement concluded.