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General News Fri, 8 Nov 2019

Family of ‘missing’ Takoradi girl okay with DNA result

Family of one of the dead Takoradi girls has met the police administration requesting the skeletal remains for interment.

Both parents of Ruth Abekah say they are satisfied with police investigations and ready to bury the child, who they believe is dead.

In August this year, a team from the Ghana Police Service in the company of a psychiatrist visited the family of Ruth Abekah, the fourth missing girl, to take samples for the DNA test.

Subsequently, the police DNA and forensic report confirmed the death of the girls including Ruth Abekah.

But families of three of the girls had initially visited the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and requested the remains for a second opinion on the DNA test.

They claim the bones were older than their deceased relatives’.

But the family of Ruth Abekah is not exploring any second option.

Appearing convinced about the death of their child, both the father and mother met the Director of Welfare of the Police Administration, COP Dr George Akufo Dampare, on Thursday.



The family informed the police of their decision to have the remains of their child buried before the year ends.

Father of Ruth Ebo Swift says he believes the police have been professional in their work.

He said their visit to the headquarters was essentially to express gratitude for the effort put in by the police in investigations.

The family has been asked to officially write to the Attorney-General and the court for the skeletal remains to be released to them.

But the family has said that if in future a report comes and proves otherwise, posterity will judge the police.

The police thanked the family for such a visit, Mr Swift told 3news.com.

Source: 3news.com
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