The suspect in police grip

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has confirmed in a statement that a special operation it carried out with the Western Regional Command has led to the discovery of human remains from a septic tank at an uncompleted building at Kansaworodo, a suburb of Takoradi.

According to the CID, the building was previously occupied by the key suspect in the three kidnapped Takoradi girls case, Samuel Odeoutuk Willis.

Below is the full statement from the Police:


As part of Investigations into the three (3) Takoradi kidnapped girls, the Criminal Investigations Department and the Western Regional Command earlier this evening August 2, 2019 conducted an operation at kansaworodo a suburb of Takoradi.

During the operation which took place at about 7:pm, some human remains were retrieved from a septic tank at an uncompleted building.

The building was previously occupied by convict Samuel Odeoutuk Willis who is one of the accused person standing trial for allegedly kidnapping the three (3) Takoradi girls.

The discovered human remains would be sent to the forensic science laboratory of the Ghana police service for analysis and further investigation.


Ms. Juliana Obeng. 

Deputy Superintendent of Police

Head, Public Affairs Unit /CID