“Takoradi kidnapping more complicated than it seems” – Expert

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Jones Owusu Yeboah, an expert on issues relating to human trafficking, says the kidnapping of three girls in Takoradi is more complex than it seems.

Takoradi has over the past months been hit with a series of kidnappings reports.

Between August of 2018 and January 2019, there have been a number of kidnappings which generated an operation #BringBackOurTaadiGirls on Social media.

Notable among them is the kidnap of three girls; 15-year old Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21, and Ruth Love Quayson.

Main suspect, Nigerian Sam Udoetuk Wills, was re-arrested after breaking out of police custody in connection with these girls.

Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department DCOP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah earlier this month at a press conference assured parents that the girls are alive and that they know where they are.

Daily Guide network, an online news portal on Tuesday reported that the girls had been rescued and were undergoing a medical examination at an undisclosed health facility in Accra.

The CID has, however, denied the rescue reports as filed by Daily Guide Network.

Speaking to Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive, Jones Owusu Yeboah said the kidnapping of the three girls in Takoradi has become an international issue hence the uproar around their alleged rescue.

According to him, even if the police have rescued the girls, it would be difficult for the service to make it public since the girls would be going through rehabilitating process at this stage.

Meanwhile, families of kidnapped girls have, however, stated that they will not withdraw the impending demonstration exercise in Takoradi and Accra respectively until the girls are rescued.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Vivian Adu Boatemaa