The Families of the three kidnapped Takoradi girls say they are unable to trust the Ghana Police Service to conduct any credible forensic test on the remains retrieved behind the residence of the main suspect, Sam Udoetuk Wills.
According to them, the police have acted unprofessionally hence their decision to call for independent tests.
In their view, they have lost confidence in the police, a reason for the call for an independent body to conduct a DNA test on the discovered bodies suspected to be their loved ones.
The families’ stance follows a police invitation to them to assist the police with samples for DNA test.
It may be recalled that the police last Friday exhumed some human remains within the premises where one of the suspected kidnapper Udeotuk-Wills resided.
“On Saturday 3rd August, 2019 Police held discussion with families of the three missing ladies in Takoradi to assist with DNA samples as part of the investigation and the families are cooperating with the Police in this endeavor,” a police statement said Monday.
However, at a news conference yesterday, the families said until “an independent body” carries out the DNA analysis they will not cooperate because the police have not been candid with them throughout the investigations.
“We are asking why the police keep distorting the information regarding the investigation,” a family spokesperson Michael Korankye the brother of one of the victims said at a news conference.
He added: “We are asking for an independent body” to conduct the DNA test.
He wondered who will testify that the said remains were exhumed from the septic tank since all civilians were driven away from the scene
Mr. Korankye furthered quizzed: “Can the police come clear on why Mr. Peter Ofori Donkor, former DSP at Takoradi and Mr. Ametepe, the CID, who handled the case were transferred since they know the depth of the issue”
Also, speaking at the press conference, President of the Concerned Mothers Association, Josephine Amo, said the human parts cannot be that of the three missing Takoradi girls, raising more questions about the process.
“How come that all of a sudden body parts found in the residence of the main suspect could be that of our three missing girls whom we have been made to believe that they were outside the country?”
“How come that for all this while the police has not been able to conduct a thorough search in the residence of the main suspect for almost a year?”
Ms. Amo added: “How is it that since the case started the police has not communicated any information to the public and this time, they hurriedly came out with a press release? Could they have waited till they finished with their forensic test before issuing out the press release? We do not believe that the body parts retrieved from the residence of those suspects are the body parts of our three missing girls.”