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General News of Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Source: 3 News

Takoradi girls kidnap case: More human remains discovered in well

Investigators from the Ghana Police Service on Tuesday, August 6 discovered a fourth set of human remains at a location once occupied by Samuel Udutoek Willis, the prime suspect in the case involving the three missing Takoradi girls.

The police went to the scene at Nkroful new site, a suburb of Takoradi, to retrieve the remains from a well.

According to the police, the place is near an uncompleted building where the suspect was re-arrested when he broke jail.

The police on Friday, August 2 followed a lead to retrieve three sets of human remains from a septic tank at Kansaworodo, another suburb of Takoradi.

The remains have since been sent for forensic tests.

The police said forensic tests will also be conducted on the fresh discovery.

“Investigations are underway to establish the identity of the remains while police continue with all angles of the ongoing investigation.”

Samuel Udutoek Willis was arrested last year to help police find the whereabouts of the girls – Ruth Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum and Priscilla Koranchie.

He, however, broke jail but was rearrested in December 2018.

While the first sets of human remains were discovered at his place of abode, the latest set was discovered where he was rearrested.

Police have since the latest breakthrough in investigations met the families of the victims.



In a press conference on Tuesday, nonetheless, the aggrieved families demanded an independent forensic test to the exhibits retrieved as they have little trust for the police.

Some of the relatives of the victims have denied the remains belong to those of their missing girls.

But the police have assured that the result of the tests to be conducted at the Police Hospital in Accra will be available within four weeks.

It will determine whether the remains are those of the missing girls or not.