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Government will support families of Takoradi girls – Oppong Nkrumah

Government has said it will provide the necessary support to the bereaved families of the deceased Takoradi girls.

This is after a DNA test that revealed that the girls were dead. In a media encounter, the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah sympathized with bereaved families, saying:

“I think it is heartbreaking to receive this news which is contrary to all our best hopes as a country. Obviously it is a shocking moment first for the families and to the nation at large.”

“Our government through the President has had the opportunity to express condolences to their families directly and they will continue to engage and provide the families with the necessary support.”

The DNA test carried out on the human parts found in the vicinity of the suspected kidnapper’s home have been confirmed by the Police to be that of the four girls who went missing in Takoradi.

An announcement by the Acting Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh on Monday evening confirmed the death of the missing girls; Ruth Abakah, Priscilla Kuranchie, Ruth Love Quayson and Priscilla Blessing Bentum.

The announcement was expected to bring closure to the over-one year search for the missing girls, but it appears the matter has taken a different turn with more agitations from the affected families

The Police added that further investigations revealed that the girls were victims of a “serial kidnapping and murdering syndicate that operated in the Takoradi area.”

Families demand resignation of CID boss

The families of the Takoradi kidnapped girls subsequently called for the resignation of some top-ranking officials of Ghana’s security apparatus after the missing girls were confirmed dead on Monday evening.

The families demanded the resignation of the CID boss, Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, and the National Security Minister, Albert Kan-Dapaah.

According to the spokesperson for the families, Mr. Micheal Grant Hayford, they are suspecting a foul play on the part of the Police following the release of the results confirming the DNA of the 4 kidnapped girls.

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