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 Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh this [Monday] evening confirmed the death of the missing girls; Ruth Abakah, Priscilla Kuranchie, Ruth Love Quayson and Priscilla Blessing Bentum.
This brings to a closure the over-one year search for the missing girls.
The acting IGP also disclosed that the families of the four girls have been informed by the Police.
“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.”
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.”
He was however confident that the arrest of the suspects behind the kidnapping and murders has effectively thwarted the possibility of further kidnappings and murders.
The penultimate stage of the saga saw human remains of three of the girls retrieved from the sewage system near the home of the main suspect in the kidnappings, Samuel Udoetuk Wills.
Police later found a fourth set of human remains at Nkroful new site at Takoradi as part of their investigations drawing the family Ruth Abakah into the case.