The acting Inspector General of Ghana police, Mr James Oppong-Boanuh has confirmed the death of the 4 missing Takoradi girls. (Watch the video below)
Mr. James who made this announcement in a press conference confirmed the death of Ruth Abakah, Priscilla Mantebea Kuranchie (18yrs), Ruth Love Quayson (18yrs), and Priscilla Blessing Bentum (21yrs).
According to him, the confirmation was as a result of DNA test conducted on the skeletal remains picked from a septic tank in Takoradi where the main suspect lived.
The IGP said the girls, Ruth Abeka kidnapped on July 29th, 2018; Priscilla Blessing Bentum on August 15, 2018; Ruth Love Quayson on December 4, 2018; and Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie on December 21, 2018 were victims of a kidnapping and murdering syndicate in the Takoradi area.
The acting IGP added that his outfit has already informed the families of the four in Takoradi.
He further stated that the arrest of all Nigerian suspects — Samuel Udoetuk Wills, John Orji, & Chika — has effectively thwarted the possibility of further k!dnappings and murders.
Read the full statement from the Ghana Police:
“A few minutes ago, officers of the Ghana Police service informed 4 families in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana that DNA test conducted on some human remains discovered into the course of police investigations into the disappearance of 4 missing girls have turned positive, as the remains of the girls.
“The Ghana Police service has with regret informed the families that the remains of Ruth Abakah, Priscilla Kuranchie, Ruth Love Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum.
“Investigations now establish that the girls were victims of a serial kidnapping and murdering syndicate that operated in the Takoradi area.
“While for various reasons we were unsuccessful in obtaining and action on accurate actionable intelligence in good time to enable us rescue the girls, we believe that the arrest of the culprits has effectively thwarted the ability of this syndicate to have continued with further kidnappings and murders.”