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Kidnapper says Takoradi girls are alive – Gender Minster

There is hope for the families of the three Takoradi kidnapped girls following claims by the main suspect that they’re still alive, that’s according to the Gender and Social Protection Minister, Cynthia Morrison.

There has been a huge public outcry over the failure of the police to find three girls who were kidnapped in 2018.

The three, Ruth Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum and Priscilla Koranchie were kidnapped from the Sekondi-Takoradi area in the Western Region.

The Ghana Police Service has sought assistance from the US and UK to help with investigations.

The only suspect arrested, Samuel Udoetuk Wills, broke jail and escaped, and was later rearrested at Nkroful near Takoradi. He is currently facing trial for escaping cells, but had refused to give police any significant leads for the arrest of his accomplices.

But speaking on Eyewitness News on Monday, the Gender Minister, Cynthia Morrison, put the fears of the outraged public to rest saying that, the kidnapper has broken his silence with assurances that the girls have not been killed.

“We are now making headways. The suspected kidnapper has been brought to Accra and he has started talking. He tells us that, the girls are still alive; that is the hope we have now. He confirmed that all the three girls are alive. What we are however looking for now is the exact location where they are. So for now, that is where we have gotten.”

Meeting with Nigerian High Commissioner

The Minister also disclosed that she has held a fruitful meeting with the Nigerian High Commissioner to assist the security service with the investigation process.

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