Accra, Sept. 16, GNA
– Some Ghanaians have taken to social media to express grief following the
confirmation of the murder of the four missing girls from Takoradi.
The victims are Ruth
Abakah, Priscilla Blessing Bentum, Ruth Love Quayson and Priscilla Koranchie.
On many Whatsapp
groups platforms where the news is trending, most people expressed sadness,
saying they shared the pain of their respective families.
Others prayed for
strength for them to be able to edure the difficult times they faced.
While some said they
had hoped that all
the girls would have been found alive following their suspected kidnapping at
different times in 2018, others said their hopes were dashed after the Police
retrieved the decomposed bodies, in August from a septic tank and a well at
Kansaworodo and New Ntankoful, respectively, both suburbs of Takoradi.
Wills had previously
lived in an uncompleted house at Kansaworodo; and a rented unit at New
Ntankoful, where the dress of Priscilla was retrieved.
Oppong-Boanuh, the Acting Inspector General of Police, on Monday evening,
announced at a media briefing that the DNA test conducted on some human remains
found in the course of investigations into the disappearance of the girls had
turned positive as the remains of the girls.
He said while the
Police Service regretted the lack of timely actionable information, which would
have saved their lives, it was worth the efforts that the arrest of the
suspected culprits would prevent others from becoming victims.
There was a lot of public
outcry amidst a media campaign to pressurise the Police to find the girls.
Three Nigerians are
facing prosecution in connection with the case.
suspect, 28-year old Samuel Udoetuk Wills, who was arrested in the
Western Region, is serving a jail term for escaping from police
custody. John Orji was later arrested at the Aflao border. The third
suspect, only known as Chika, was recently
arrested in Nigeria.