Three out of the five missing persons published on the Ghana Police Website have been found. The three are Fauzia Aliu, Augustina Koomson and Rosina Gyekyewaa.
Fauzia Aliu, 17, returned home on the October 2, about 8 pm. Her father, Aliu Suleman, brought her to the Police on October 4.
The victim informed the Police that she left home for Accra in search of her biological mother. She has been reunited with the father.
Thirteen-year-old Rosina Gyekyewaa was found loitering in Cape Coast by the Police and brought to the station on October 5 at 09:45 hours by her grandmother Martha Manu.
Victim stated that she learnt her mother lived in Kumasi so she was moving there to live her mother because she doesn’t want to stay with her grandmother.
Mr. Koomson, husband of Augustina Koomson age 42, who reported the missing of his wife, came to inform the Kwesimintism Police on the 2 October 2019 that he had information that her wife was lodging with her brother at Osu in Accra.
He has called the wife several times but did not pick his phone calls. On October 4 the police were able to contact victim Augustina Koomson who confirmed she was sick and living with her brother in Accra.
She also informed Police that she is receiving treatment and will report herself to Police when she returns to Takoradi
Also, investigations by the police did not establish any case of kidnapping.
However, the police are yet to find anything on the fourth girl, Charity Boah.
The 17-year-old, who was last seen on September 16 at Ntankoful, reportedly went home with some personal belongings and GHC200 worth of cash to an unknown location.
These ‘missing person’ reports add up to the increasing number of people who have allegedly gone missing in the region.
It will be recalled that In September 2019, the police broke the hearts of four families and Ghanaians when they announced the death of four girls, in Takoradi, who had gone missing in 2018.
Ruth Abakah, Priscilla Blessing Bentum, Ruth Love Quayeson and Priscilla Mantseabea Koranchie had been kidnapped on July 29, August 17, December 4 and December 21 respectively.
The remains of the girls were found in a septic tank at Kasaworodo, a suburb in Takoradi. Police believe they are victims of a kidnapping and murder syndicate in the Takoradi area.
The main suspect, a 28-year old Nigerian, Samuel Udoetuk Wills, was arrested in the Western Region, while his accomplice John Orji, was arrested at the Aflao border in the Volta Region.
A third suspect, known only as Chika, have been arrested in Nigeria.
The news of the death of the four girls sparked an uproar as many citizens demanded the resignation of the Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Maama Tiwaa Addo Danquah who handled the case.
Persons calling for the resignation of the CID boss say she handled the matter unprofessionally.