Comfort Arhin, mother of Ruthlove Quayson, one of the deceased Takoradi girls says the Police hastened to cut short the search for the girls because election is on the way.
She believes government wants to push aside all controversial matters in order for it to start its campaign for the 2020 general elections.
“They’re not dead; they rushed through the case so they can begin their campaign. Blood is thicker and if somebody dies you’ll certainly feel it, but it’s strange that I don’t feel anything and there is no sign that my daughter is dead.” she told host Kweku Owusu Adjei on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 Fm Tuesday.
The Quayeson and Bentum Families whose relatives were kidnapped and now confirmed dead by the IGP want foreign experts to carry out another DNA test instead of what the Ghana police has done.
Addressing a news conference at Diabene a suburb in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis in the Western Region of Ghana, to respond to the announcement by the IGP that the DNA test carried out are that of the four missing girls, John Entsie said the affected families never saw the said remains neither were the DNA report before the announcement by the IGP.
“First of all we are disappointed in the Commander in chief of the Ghana Armed Forces for the manner in which he has handled this whole unfortunate kidnapping issue. He has demonstrated to us that ballot boxes are valuable to him done the lives of our sisters if he wants us to believe that his hands clean in this development, then he should quickly fire the CID Boss and Bryan Acheampong.”
They have also issued a one-week ultimatum to the police administration to release the said to the families to enable them to carry out their own independent test or incur their wrath
A special police operation led to the discovery and exhumation of the bodies of the three missing Takoradi girls at Kasawrodo in the Western region in August this year.
The bodies were retrieved from a manhole in the house of the main suspect, Samuel Willis.
The whereabouts of the three missing Takoradi girls – Ruthlove Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum and Priscilla Koranchie – who were kidnapped between August and December 2018 had become a mystery several months after the issue gained national prominence.