Police Boss engages families of Kidnapped girls on pending DNA test

By Mildred Siabi-Mensah, GNA

Sekondi, Aug.
14, GNA – The Director General of the Public Relations of the Ghana Police
Service, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) David Eklu, on Tuesday said the
visit by the top hierarchy of the police to families of the kidnapped girls was
to seek their cooperation in the upcoming DNA test.

The DNA
process, to commence from today August 14, would help the Police and the
families to ascertain the identities of pieces of human remains discovered in
line with investigation on the where about of the three kidnapped girls by
Samuel Wills, the Nigerian suspect standing trial for the same purpose.

Briefing the
media after a visit to the affected families, the Head of the Police Public
Relations said, “there has been lots of press conferences and complaints
by the families and it was ideal that the IGP visited to bring some hope to the
families on the matter”.

The Top police
hierarchy that visited the families include the acting IGP James Oppong Boanuh,
DCOP Kofi Boakye, the Public Affairs Head, Director of Religious affairs,
Reverend Father John Arthur and the leadership of the Western Regional Police
Command.

Meanwhile, the
Service had appointed Rev Father John Arthur as the new liaison Officer between
the families and the Service.

The Police
Hierarchy on the other hand have assured the families that investigation was
also underway to establish any involvement of any officer and the necessary
actions taken in connection with the jailbreak of the key suspect.

Early in the
day, the IGP engaged the families behind closed doors to commiserate with them
and encourage them to undertake the DNA test to help the Police help find the
real faces behind the human remains.

Mr Alexander
Koranchie, father of Priscilla Koranchie who spoke to the GNA, said despite the
delay of the Command in visiting the families it was better late than never.

He said the
delay in resolving the matter could be blamed on wrong perceptions that the
girls were “bad” children, adding, “if they were proactive, this issue would
have been resolved long ago”.

Mr Koranchie
also called on the Police to educate servicemen on this rather worrying and emerging
social security threats to avoid its escalation.

Mr Francis
Bentum, father of Priscilla Blessing Bentum, also appreciated the visit and
said it was only prudent that they heeded to the public outcry to help
ascertain the identities of the remains.

Families of the
Quaysons have also confirmed the visit of the IGP to the family and their
readiness to undergo the DNA beside a private test.

GNA

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