A Security analyst, Adam Bonah has called for calm among families and community members of the four kidnapped Takoradi girls now presumed dead even as police investigation into the case continues, ABC NEWS can report.
His admonition comes on the back of a seeming atmosphere of anger and agitation that has degenerated in the communities of the four missing girls after the police announced last Monday that the girls are dead.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh last Monday evening at a press conference in Accra informed the nation that DNA examinations conducted on some skulls found in a septic tank at the residence the prime suspect, Samuel Udoetek-Wills turned out to be positive, confirming the death of the girls.
But Mr Bonah has urged the families and affected communities to exercise restraint and not vent their anger on innocent people, particularly foreigners in the country but allow the law to take its course.
“The rule of law says that when anyone breaks the law, report the person to the police. Don’t say boot to boot, you don’t use wrong to fight wrong,” he said.
“Yes, they are angry and emotional. But can we for God sake detach emotions from what has taken place and tell the family right in the face and some of the community people who are saying that we are going to get rid of these people that that is not the way to go,” he added.
He has also appealed to the media to come together as a united force to complement the efforts of the security agencies through their reportage and education to ensure order and tranquility, ABC News can report.
Mr Bonah has, however, described as “not far from right” demands by the affected the families for an independent DNA test following the confirmation of their death.
Three of the families, after the sad news was announced on Monday have since contested the results of the DNA test and asked for independent tests.
“If you follow whatever has happened, the family will not be far away from the truth if they say we want a full report on the DNA analysis. But for me now that the police forensic lab has been able to match the human remains to that of the victims’ families, and it has come out positive, it is time to hand over technically the human remains to the families to go ahead and do whatever they want to do with it,” he intimated.