The police in Ghana has confirmed the death of four young women who went missing last year in Takoradi, a town 218 kilometers west of Accra, the capital of the country.
Acting inspector general of police (IGP) James Oppong-Boanuh announced late Monday that DNA tests conducted by the police showed that body parts retrieved last month from a septic tank in the house occupied by one of the suspects in the case were those of the four young females.
“Investigations have now established that the girls were victims of a serial kidnapping and murdering syndicate that operated in the Takoradi area,” the IGP said.
He added that the police had informed the families of the four victims that the remains recovered by the police were those of their loved ones, Ruth Abakah, Priscilla Kuranchie, Ruth Love Quayson, and Priscilla Blessing Bentum.
First to be kidnapped was Ruth Abakah, in July last year, followed by the abduction of Priscilla Blessing Bentum a month later, while Ruth Love Quayson and Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie went missing in December.
While the state investigators were unable to rescue the missing persons alive, the IGP said that “we believe the arrest of the culprits has effectively thwarted the ability of this syndicate to have continued with further kidnapping and murders.”
Three suspects Samuel Udoetuk Wills, John Orji, and the third, only named Chika are standing trial for the kidnapping and murder of the young women.
The West African country known for its safety and peace has in recent times, experienced incidents of kidnapping and murder. Enditem