The Police has
finally located the three girls who where kidnapped at Tarkoradi in the Western
Region last year after four months of search.
However, the Police
is tight-lipped on their location, with an assurance to reunite them with their
of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Deputy Commissioner of Police
(DCOP) Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah disclosed this at a press conference in
Accra yesterday, to update journalists on recent crimes under investigation in
It brought together
unit heads of the CID including the Anti Armed Robbery, Intelligence, Visa and
Documentation Fraud, Commercial Fraud, Cyber Crime and Homicide.
said the CID was in collaboration with other stakeholders such as the Bureau of
National Investigations (BIN) to bring the kidnapped girls back safely.
Touching on the
murder of investigative journalist, Ahmed Hussein Suale early this year, DCOP
Addo-Danquah said, a former Northern Regional chairman of the Ghana Football
Association, Mr Abubakar Alhassan is being sought for by the Police to assist
She said the former
GFA Regional chairman had gone into hiding ever since the murder of Ahmed.
said Kwasi Nyantakyi, former President of the GFA implicated in the Number 12 Episode
and Mr Kennedy Ohene Agyapong were invited and statements taken from them as
part of the investigations.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas, the Head of Tiger Eye PI
she said had also been invited by the CID and statement taken from him.
She stated that in
all 13 people have been questioned and one currently on remand.
DCOP Addo-Danquah denied
reports that one person was arrested last Wednesday in connection with the
murder of the journalist and was in the custody of the BNI.
In the case of the murder
of Mrs Josephine Tandoh-Asante of the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority, DCOP
Addo-Danquah said, the driver and house boy had been arrested and had been
arraigned whilst investigations continue.
She said DNA,
deoxybonucleic acid of the accused persons had been taken for analyses.
On December 4, last
year at about 10:30 a.m. Ruth Love Quayson, 18, graduate of Fijai Senior High
School was reported kidnapped at Kansaworodo in Takoradi.
And on August 17, at
about 6:30a.m another victim, Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21 and a student of
University of Education Winneba residing at Kansaworodo in Takoradi was also
kidnapped when she alighted at Butumagyebu after close of work.
Again on December 12,
2018 Priscilla Mantebea Korankye,15 and student of Sekondi Senior High School,
was also kidnapped when she left home to buy food at Kasaworodo.
Udoetuk Wills, a Nigerian, was arrested on December 21 last year in connection
with the three reported cases.
He has since been put before court and remanded into custody.
BY ANITA NYARKO-YIRENKYI
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