Three families of the murdered Takoradi girls are demanding the two convicts are killed on live TV for the world to see.

Speaking to Joy News on the sidelines of a press conference held earlier on Monday, sister of Ruth Love Quayeson, Nana Adjoa Quayeson and father of Priscilla Blessing Bentum, said they do not accept that their relatives are dead.


But the family said they would appreciate it if the killing of Mr Wills and Mr Orji is done to the witness of everyone since Mr Wills has a record of escaping from lawful custody.

“We really don’t trust what is happening. We were told by the Criminal Investigations Department that they knew where the kids were and then later you tell us they are dead and you want us to believe it.

“That aside, you have even sentenced these two people to death. We are still not convinced. We want them to kill the two who have been convicted on live TV before we will be okay, else we will never rest,” Miss Quayeson said.

The families also want the state to support them in giving a befitting burial to the girls, if it believes the DNA test conducted actually showed that the bones discovered are those of the girls.

“We believe the families have not received enough support in terms of helping them fight the trauma they are going through. We believe that by now the state should have provided them with some professional counselors to move them from their denial state into acceptance state,”
she said.

Father of Priscilla Bentum Francis Bentum insisted that the girls are alive as stated by former CID director, COP Tiwaa Addo Danquah, and “will continue to demand the children from her”.

“It cannot be the case that the director of CID for Ghana can say something which is not true. It cannot be the case that the director of CID of Ghana will speak without cross-checking her facts. No, it cannot happen. So, I will continue to demand the children from her.”

He, however, said: “I am willing to accept that the children are dead if the two Nigerians are killed in my presence. They should not be blindfolded. I want to see that”.

A Sekondi High Court, presided over by Justice Agyei Frimpong, on Friday, March 5, 2021, sentenced two persons arrested in connection with the kidnapping and deaths of the girls.

The suspects; Samuel Udeotuk Wills and John Oji, were charged for kidnapping and murdering Ruth Abakah, 19; Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21; Ruth Love Quayson, 18 and Priscilla Koranchie, 15, who were captured at Kansawurodo, Butumagyebu and Nkroful Junction, all in Sekondi-Takoradi of the Western Region.