Police sources close to the investigations told spicefmonline.com that upon a tip-off, a special team of investigators, together with the Western Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mr Vincent Redeemer Dedjoe, visited Kansaworodo, in the company of the man suspected to be involved in the kidnapping of the girls in the Western Region, Samuel Udoetuk Wills, and some sniffer dogs.
The source said the 28-year-old suspect led the team to a single-room apartment he had rented in a house in Kansaworodo. Once they reached the house, the sniffer dogs directed the investigators towards a septic tank.
The behaviour of the trained dogs convinced the investigators that there was a credible lead to follow.
According to the source, the team opened the tank which was full to the brim.
A cesspit emptier was deployed to draw the waste and about halfway through, they found some skulls floating in the tank and eventually the other body parts were also retrieved, put in boxes and have been brought to Accra for forensic test.
The suspect was made to watch the entire exercise at close range, but still denied any involvement in the murder of the girls, the source said.
The source further said the body parts would be sent to the Police Forensic Laboratory in Accra for DNA tests to determine which body parts belonged where and whether they indeed are those of the missing girls.
Meanwhile spicefmonline team had wind of the operation in the area and pitched camp within the area to witness proceedings for more that three hours before police investigators finished their work discreetly and left the scene at about 9pm.
Our team observed the police emptied water from two the septic tanks to enable them pick the skeletons and other human body parts which they parked into a paper boxes, sealed and carried them away. Suspect Wills was sighted at the scene in a prison attire, handcuffed.
Residents close to the girls dormitory of the Methodist Senior High School in Kansarodo on Saturday morning hinted SpiceNewsroom on arrival that they found dead fishes in the big drainage where water collected from the septic tank was dumped. Traces of human hair was also spotted in the same gutter. Meanwhile our sources close to investigation has already whispered that they suspect acid was proud into the septic tank which prevented the decomposing bodies from smelling.
The CID has confirmed the operation at Kansaworodo at an uncompleted building previously occupied by convict Samuel Odeoutuk Willis.
The police in a statement signed by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of the CID, Deputy Superintendent of Police Juliana Obeng, said “The discovered human remains would be sent to the forensic science laboratory of the Ghana Police Service for analysis and further investigation.”
The Three Kidnapped Takoradi Girls
Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21, a third-year student of the University of Education, Winneba, was abducted at Kansawurodo on August 17, 2018.
Another victim, Ruth Love Quayson, 18, a senior high school (SHS) graduate, was kidnapped at the Butumegyabu (BU) Junction on December 4, 2018, while Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, 15, a student of Sekondi College (SEKCO), was kidnapped near the Nkroful Junction in Takoradi on December 21, 2018.
Following the series of kidnapping incidents involving teenage girls in the Takoradi metropolis, Wills was arrested at Kansawurodo, a suburb of Sekondi/Takoradi, on December 22, 2018 on suspicion of being part of a kidnapping syndicate.
He was charged with kidnapping and remanded in police custody by the Takoradi Circuit Court on December 24, 2018 to reappear before the court on January 29, this year for the commencement of his trial.
But on December 30, 2018, he escaped from police cells through the ventilation windows of the cell after using a hacksaw blade to cut the iron rods used to secure the windows.
As a result of Wills’s escape, seven policemen from the Takoradi Metropolitan Police Command under whose watch the suspected kidnapper escaped were interdicted and given the standard police 10-day ultimatum to rearrest the suspect or face disciplinary action.
On January 3, 2019, the police rearrested him in an uncompleted building at Kansawurodo.
Patrick Ennimil Arthur | Spicefmonline.com | Ghana