The Spokesperson for the families of the three kidnapped Takoradi girls, Michael Hayford Grant has welcomed the IGP’s promise to ensure a fair DNA process and punish any police officer who might have compromised the investigation.
James Oppong Boamuh, earlier today, Tuesday, held a closed-door meeting with the family of Ruth Quayson, one of the kidnapped girls at Diabena in Takoradi.
The visit of the IGP comes after officials of the Western Regional Police Command and a team of clinical psychologists and forensic experts from the Police Criminal Investigations Department recently met the families to request DNA samples.
Michael Grant said the families had also held discussions with the Police on conducting an independent investigation.
“We think we are in the right direction because for an acting IGP to move all the way from Accra to Takoradi, actually to come and visit the families to encourage us to get our report and some of our views is good…He also gave us the assurance that they are going do everything possible to fast track the investigation.”
“We do not want delays in the procedure so we are trying to cooperate with the Police to come up with the DNA test. We also pleaded with the Police to do an independent investigation aside what the Police is conducting and they agreed.”
The families initially refused the police request for DNA tests to be conducted on their relations, but have now agreed to cooperate with the Police.
The Police said they expected to complete the DNA tests on the human parts found by the fourth week of August.
Police also later found a fourth set of human remains at Nkroful new site at Takoradi as part of their investigations into the three missing Takoradi girls case.
The remains were discovered at an uncompleted building where the main suspect in the case; Samuel Udutoek Wills was re-arrested when he escaped from police custody in December 2018.
The family of another teenager, Ruth Abakah, who has also been missing in Takoradi for over a year is now demanding more urgency from the police.