Families of kidnapped girls threaten to sue Police Service


The families of the three kidnapped girls in Takoradi in the Western Region say they are considering legal action against the Ghana Police Service over delays in finding the victims.

It has been almost a year since the first girl disappeared.

The girls are still missing, despite a team of investigators from the United Kingdom and the United States of America has arrived in the country to assist in investigations.

Speaking to Citi News, Spokesperson for families of the missing girls, Michael Grant Hayford said they will sue if their petition to the President yields no results.

“They [Police] cannot even locate the girls. Getting to a year now, we cannot find those three girls but we the people in Takoradi are saying that we are directly coming to the President. We are coming in a peaceful walk to present the petition on Friday.”

“If we come and we do not see any result, they will see us coming up with another intent. We have raised several intents and now we are suspecting some of the Police officers. We want to take some of these police officers to court.”

The girls who were kidnapped have been identified as Ruth Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum and Priscilla Koranchie.

Their families have engaged in a series of protests to demand urgency from the police.

The most recent one was by a group calling itself the Concerned Mothers Association of Takoradi.

The families of the victims say they are outraged by claims that the police may have been pampering the main suspect in the kidnapping.

Sam Udoetuk Wills, escaped from police custody on December 30, 2018, but was subsequently rearrested at Nkroful.

He told a Takoradi District High Court that he was able to escape with the help of a CID officer.

The Western Regional Police Command has set up a committee to investigate claims by the suspect that he was aided by an officer of the CID to escape from police custody.

By: Marian Ansah| citinewsroom.com| Ghana

Source: citinewsroom.com