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Tadi kidnap: Family of Ruthlove Quayeson reject DNA result confirming her death

The family of Ruthlove Quayeson one of the three killed Takoradi girls who were kidnapped has rejected the DNA report confirming the death of their young daughter.

The Acting Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh on Monday September 16, 2019 confirmed tht the results of DNA tests conducted on some human parts exhumed in a house in Takoradi matches that of the missing girls.

A statement by the Police said “A few minutes ago, officers of the Ghana Police service informed 4 families in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana that DNA test conducted on some human remains discovered into the course of police investigations into the disappearance 4 missing girls have turned positive, as the remains of the girls. The Ghana Police service has with regret informed the families that the remains of Ruth Abakah, Priscilla Kuranchie, Ruth Love Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum.”

But Linda Quayeson sister of Ruth Love Quayeson who has been the family spokesperson in an interview with Kasapa News shortly after the news was broken to the family by the Police said the bones which were used for the DNA test are not that of her sister who they believe is still alive somewhere.

“In the first place we didn’t see the said bones that were retrieved by the police and there’s no document confirming the results of the DNA test. If one goes to the hospital for a lab test, at the end of the test the results sheet is sealed by the Lab Technician and given to the patient to be given to the doctor to open it and advise the patient appropriately. But such a serious national issue, the police didn’t show us any result to prove their claim that indeed the DNA result confirmed that my sister is dead. They only told us verbally but we don’t believe what they’ve told us.” 

A special police operation led to the discovery and exhumation of the bodies of the three missing Takoradi girls at Kasawrodo in the Western region in August this year.

The bodies were retrieved from a manhole in the house of the main suspect, Samuel Willis.

The whereabouts of the three missing Takoradi girls – Ruthlove Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum and Priscilla Koranchie – who were kidnapped between August and December 2018 had become a mystery several months after the issue gained national prominence.

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