WATCH | DNA test proves kidnapped T’adi girls were killed
With just about a month and a half ago, police retrieved human remains from the backyard of the Takoradi kidnappers’ house. This raised controversy as to whether or not it’s that of the kidnapped girls.
The skulls were retrieved Friday night from a septic tank at Kasaworodo a suburb of Takoradi. This followed a search in the premises by the Police with the aid of sniffer dogs.
According to the press statement released by the Ghana Police Service, the remains were sent to the Forensic science Laboratory. That was needed to carry out analysis and further investigations.
After a month today, the police Service relying on the evidence ascertained can confidently state that the remains retrieved can be said to be that of the girls.
Below is the statement from 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.”
“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 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.”