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General News of Thursday, 23 May 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

Achimota kidnapping report not credible – Police

Public Relations Officer at the Accra Regional Police Command, ASP Effia Tenge

The Accra Regional Police Command has said the story of an alleged kidnapping incident involving a school girl around Achimota on Wednesday is not credible.

“The information so far lacks some factual accuracy after it was swiftly acted upon,” a statement from the police said.

The police visited the scene of the alleged crime and a “headcount and checks were made in neighbouring schools for verification but to no avail.”

The police are currently trying to locate the taxi driver alleged to have witnessed the incident but such efforts “have also proved futile.”

The service also encouraged parents whose wards are missing in the area to report to the police for assistance.

The angst over the safety of children in particular because of recent kidnapping incidents and scares have heightened in recent times.

About 20 cases of kidnapping have been recorded in 2019.

The most high-profile of such incidents is in the Western Region where three girls have been missing for more than six months.