The acting IGP of Ghana – Mr. James B. Oppong through a press release has sadly admitted that the four females that were kidnapped over some periods of months ago are all dead. This was arrived at after the DNA test was conducted on some bones that were picked up from the Western Region (close to one of the suspects domicile). These girls were Priscilla Blessing Bentum, Ruth Love Quayson, Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie and Ruth Abakah. I wouldn’t want to go into details of their ages, family ties and the circumstances that surrounded their kidnappings as a sign of respect to their families.
It could be recounted that a lot of demonstrations were staged as a strategy of mounting pressure on the police to do their work speedily but to no avail. Some celebrities like “Ayesem” and “Kofi Kinata” had even sought to use their influences to compel the authorities to find these missing girls since they all originate from the ‘Western Side’.
A lot of misinformation had gone on from the side of the police and the public had even expressed their shock and disbelief in the police’s high ranks.
Admittedly, the last straw that broke the camel’s back was when one of the arrested suspects broke out of jail after his arrest. A lot of opinions had been shared and most people had expressed their insecurity because of the consistent kidnappings in the country.
The families of the missing girls are yet to officially respond to the release of the police but the possibility of them rejecting the DNA test is very high since they showed lack of confidence in the work of the police from day one.
Ruefully, all we can do for now is to sympathize with affected families.
By Christopher A. Asante