Bright Appiah, Executive Director of Child Rights International

Executive Director of Child Rights International, Bright Appiah, has said the decision by families of kidnapped girls in Takoradi not to accept the police DNA report is justified.

According to him, the communication between them and the police service prior to the test did not engender confidence.

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DNA tests conducted on some human parts exhumed in a cesspit near the house of the prime suspect, Samuel Willis in Takoradi confirmed that the missing girls, Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21, Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, 18; Ruth Love Quayeson 18, and Ruth Abeka are dead.

The acting Inspector-General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh announced this on Monday, September 16, 2019.

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The announced spread like wildfire with many questioning the credibility of the police. Families of the girls doubt the DNA test after incessant assurance from the police that the girls were still alive.

In support, Mr Appiah on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem programme, Tuesday blamed the police for the fake assurance.

He said if the security was candid with the families; they would have psyched themselves for the bad news.

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The child rights advocate underscored the need for legislation to protect children across the country.

Mr Appiah appealed to the government to assist the families go through psychological therapy while they mourn their daughters.  

Source: Ghana | | Adwoa Gyasiwaa Agyeman