Kidnapping fears: Another family in grief over missing 19-year-old daughter

Missing 19-year-old Alberta Hanson, a final year student of Enyan Denkyira Senior High Technical School.

A family is appealing to the Ghana Police Service in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District of the Central Region to speed up investigations into their missing daughter.

Ms Alberta Hanson, 19, a final year student of Enyan Denkyira Senior High Technical School is yet to be found after she was last seen on her way to school on September 4, 2019 – after a telephone conversation with her mother.

At a press conference held on Wednesday, September 25, her family alleged that the pace of investigations appears slow raising fears it may end up like the sad Takoradi abduction case.

Spokesperson for the family, Alfred Inkoom pleaded with the Police to fast-track investigations.

“We all know and can testify to the fact that the kidnapping and ritual cases are rampant in the country and a typical example is what happened recently at Takoradi”, said Inkoom while addressing reporters.

“We appreciate the work of the police but wish to appeal to them to speed up investigations to help bring back our daughter. We are also appealing to the government and other security agencies and the general public to join hands with the police and the family to search for her,” he added.

Mother of the victim, Madam Esi Charlotte was seen weeping uncontrollably as family members and other relatives consoled her.

Grief-stricken mother weeps uncontrollably

“I am now helpless. I feel very scared. I am praying to God to bring back my daughter. I know my daughter is alive,” the teary-eyed, grief-stricken mother declared.

Takoradi girls confirmed dead

The whereabouts of 19-year-old Ms Hanson, comes nearly 14 days after four girls were declared dead by the Ghana Police Service in Ghana’s second harbour city of Takoradi.

The girls; Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21, Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, 18, Ruth Love Quayson 18, and Ruth Abeka were victims of a kidnapping and murdering syndicate in the Takoradi area, the acting Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh stated at a recent news conference.

The IGP said that the results of the DNA test on remains retrieved in Takoradi have confirmed that.

CID Boss must go

But the family has since rejected the claim. They are demanding the resignation of top officials at the Ghana Police Service for poor handling of the case.

At a mammoth demonstration on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 spokesperson for the demonstrators, Benjamin Mensah, said they will mount pressure on the service until the CID Boss, Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo Dankwah resigns.

The demonstrators also demanded top appointees in government including Interior Minister Ambrose Dery to be removed from office.

By J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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