3TaadiGirls: Families Call For Private DNA Investigation On Found Skeletons

The families of the three missing Takoradi girls have begun casting doubt on the genuineness of a DNA test to be carried out by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police service on some skeletons picked from a septic tank in the house of the alleged prime suspect, Samuel Odeoutuk Willis at Kansarodo a suburb of Takoradi.

According to them its only an independent DNA report that they will believe and not the police.

In a statement confirming the operation, police revealed that the discovered remains suspected to be that of the three girls who went missing within the Sekondi -Takoradi Metropolis between August and December 2018 will be sent to the police forensic science laboratory for analysis and further investigation to ascertain if they are the Takoradi missing girls.

But in a swift response, the spokesperson for the families, Mr Michael Hayford Acquah said the families are utterly dismayed by the latest development and that they had been invited to the Police Headquarters in Accra to meet with the police hierarchy for briefing after a team of police officers in the western region led by DCOP Vincent Redeemer Dedjoe, the regional police commander visited the families in the early hours of Saturday after the news of found skeletons went varial on social media Friday night.

“Until forensic and DNA investigations establish that the body parts found to be that of theirs, all we know is that our loved ones are still alive.”

Mr Acquah said if the police were convinced what they had found was a good lead to unravelling the mysteries surrounding the missing girls, the DNA and forensic investigations should be conducted in independent laboratories and not that of the Ghana police.

He feather suggested that the entire hierarchy of Ghana’s security apparatus must resign if it is established that the human parts recently discovered by the Police are that of the missing girls.

“I am short of words in the sense that I do not know the kind of work the Police are doing and if it is true [that the remains are that of the kidnapped girls], that means the Minister of State in charge of National Security, Bryan Acheampong and Madam Tiwaa have to resign.”

Kojo Ennimil Arthur | Spicefmonline.com | Ghana

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