President Nana Akufo- Addo has told the Ghana Police Service that, “Ghanaians, especially the families of the three missing Takoradi girls and the recently discovered fourth person, are anxiously waiting for news of their whereabouts from the police service”.
Speaking as the Reviewing Officer for the 49th Cadet Officers’ Graduation at the Ghana Police Academy at Tesano on Friday evening, the president said he “hopes that the police service responds to the growing calls for the whereabouts of the missing girls soon”.
It’s been more than a year that the girls went missing on different dates in the Western regional capital.
Nineteen year-old Ruth Abekah went missing at Diabene in July 2; Priscilla Blessing, 21 went missing at Kansaworodo on August 17, 2018 and Ruthlove Quayson, 18 on December 4, 2018 at Butumagyebu Junction.
Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, 18, went missing on December 21, 2018 at Nkroful.
The police service is currently conducting DNA tests on some skeletal remains of bodies retrieved from a septic tank and well near the home of the prime suspect, Samuel Udeotuk Wills in Takoradi.
The tests would prove or otherwise, whether those skeletons belong to the four girls.
The president also the “recent attacks on some police personnel which have resulted in their deaths must no longer be allowed to continue”.
He “condemned” the development in no uncertain terms, assuring the police service and the general public that as far as Ghana is governed by the rule of law, “such criminal acts will not go unpunished”.