The three kidnapped girls in Ghana’s oil-city Takoradi have not been rescued, the police said.
Ghana’s biggest private newspaper Daily Guide on Tuesday reported the girls have been found and transferred to the capital Accra for medical assessment.
However, the police in an official statement rubbished the report as false.
NEWS OF RESCUED TAKORADI GIRLS FALSE!— Ghana Police Service (@GhPoliceService) April 24, 2019
The attention of the Police Administration has been drawn to a Newspaper report in the Daily Guide edition of Wednesday April 24, 2019 titled “T’di Girls Rescued” and wish to state that
the report is false and cannot be confirmed by the Police.— Ghana Police Service (@GhPoliceService) April 24, 2019
The Police Administration is however assuring families of the kidnapped girls and the public that we are working tirelessly with partner agencies to rescue the kidnapped girls.
Police have assigned liaison officers in Takoradi to coordinate information between Police and the families of the kidnapped girls and encourage family leadership to cooperate with the assigned officers.— Ghana Police Service (@GhPoliceService) April 24, 2019
Ruth Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum and Priscilla Koranchie were reported kidnapped between August 2018 and January 2019.
The main suspect in the kidnapping case, Sam Udoetuk Wills, is currently before a court after he escaped jail in December 2018 following his first arrest.
Friends and family of the young ladies have held protests to push for their rescue and have petitioned the President and the Sekondi Regional Coordinating Council for same.
Early this month police said they had discovered the whereabouts of three girls kidnapped girls.
Source: Daily Mail GH