There have been mixed reactions following the announcement of the DNA report on the death of the four Takoradi kidnapped girls by the Ghana Police Service.
Earlier today September 17, spokesperson for the four families at a press conference publicly rejected the results.
According to Michael Hayford Acquah, the families were assured by the Police, they knew the whereabouts of their children hence, will do everything possible to bring them back safely.
“…The CID boss told us the people were demanding a ransom but if they have made a u-turn, they should also make a u-turn with the DNA results. We will not accept the results. We are in our own country but we are not safe, what kind of nonsense is that?”
However, Mr. Alexander Koranchie, father of Priscilla Koranchie in an interview with Graphic.com.gh has stated that despite the immense pain and grief, he would leave everything in the hands of Jehovah.
“I was duly contacted by the Inspector General of Police through the Director of CID, and I have accepted everything they told me and I will not say anything different, Jehovah is in control. If it is not true and my daughter is somewhere, I take all in good faith”, he said.
He added that, he has nothing much to say about the results presented to his family by the police but hopes the results are accurate and not a fabrication.
The families, Ghanaweb.com can confirm have been distraught since the release of the DNA results, with the grandfather of 19-year-old Ruth Abakah, Emmanuel Cobbinah Anzah, saying, “our worst fear has been confirmed”.
He said, the DNA test results are very “heart-wrenching” to his family, but it is very little they can do, other than bringing closure to the issues.
“Importantly, we hope and pray that the laws would take its course and deal with the perpetrators of this heinous crime which has not only robbed us of a dear one but also almost succeeded in tearing my family apart”, he added.
He, however, said, “everything is in the hands of God as there is nothing much we can do”.
Meanwhile, Comfort Arhin, the mother of Ruthlove Quayson, has told Kasapa 102.5 FM she refused to talk to President Akufo-Addo on the phone when he called to console the family Monday evening following the announcement of the DNA results.
Madam Arhin, who’s incensed by the purported killing of her daughter said the interview said that the President’s sympathy to them is belated.
“Why now? the issue happened long ago, and all this while he didn’t feel the need to talk to us. He was even in the region quite recently, went to Axim but he failed to stop by and pay us a visit”, Kasapafmonline reported.
On August 2, 2019, the investigative team discovered skeletal remains of three persons in a cesspit tank serving a house at Kansaworodo in Takoradi, where the prime suspect, Samuel Uduatuk, had lived before his initial arrest in December 2018.
The team decided to re-examine all available facts associated with the case and suspect Uduatuk’s residence in Takoradi was searched.
The investigative team recovered bones suspected to be human remains from the cesspit tank, together with two sets of earings and fingernails and artificial teeth.
Three days later, other skeletal remains were retrieved from a well near an unfinished building at Nkroful where he broke jail in December 2018.
The remains were sent to Accra, and after meeting to seek the cooperation of the families of the girls, forensic and DNA test were carried out to identify the remains.