The Ghana Police Service has indicated that the DNA test carried out on the human parts found on a property previously occupied by the suspected kidnapper has been confirmed to be that of the four girls who went missing in Takoradi.
The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh at a press conference Monday evening said the girls were victims of a serial kidnapping and murdering syndicate.
According to him, they have already communicated the findings to the families and have further expressed their condolences.
“A few minutes ago, officers of the Ghana Police service informed 4 families in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana that DNA test conducted on some human remains discovered into the course of police investigations into the disappearance 4 missing girls have turned positive, as the remains of the girls. The Ghana Police service has with regret informed the families that the remains of Ruth Abakah, Priscilla Kuranchie, Ruth Love Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum” he stated.
“Investigations now establish that the girls were victims of a serial kidnapping and murdering syndicate that operated in the Takoradi area. While for various reasons we were unsuccessful in obtaining and action on accurate actionable intelligence in good time to enable us to rescue the girls, we believe that the arrest of the culprits has effectively thwarted the ability of this syndicate to have continued with further kidnappings and murders.” the acting IGP further added.
Discovery of human parts
The human parts were discovered at Kansaworodo in Takoradi in the Western Region in a septic tank by a team from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Accra and the Western Regional Police Command. They were led by the key suspect in the kidnap of the girls, 28-year-old Samuel Udoetuk Wills.
The discovered human remains were sent to the forensic science laboratory of the Ghana police service for analysis and further investigation.