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Unravelling Takoradi missing girls case: Where the police picked the fourth skeleton

The police has discredited claims that the place, where the fourth skeleton was recovered as part of investigations into the case of the missing Takoradi girls was a cemetery.

On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, the team of forensic experts found the fourth remains, incidentally in the uncompleted building from where the prime suspect was rearrested after his escape from lawful custody on December 30, 2018 at about 6.25 p.m.

Following that, there has been some suggestions that where the police exhumed the fourth skeleton used to be an old cemetery.

“I must say that where the current body was discovered was the same place where the dress, the headgear and the rubber slippers the third victim wore when she was kidnapped,” a police source made the revelation to Graphic Online’s reporter in the Western Region, Dotsey Kobla Aklorbortu.

The police have since contacted the family who last year July, reported of their missing granddaughter to the Kojokrom Police Station, as they suspect the remains could be those of the girl, 18-year-old Ruth Abakah.

First evidence

The police source said after the forensic team had completed its initial work at the crime scene at Kansaworodo, it decided to move to where the prime suspect was rearrested for more clues to aid their investigation.

“The investigative team was greeted with darkness at the scene at Nkroful last Friday, and a cursory search with the help of a torchlight revealed an abandoned well.

“When the team threw the torchlight onto the well, they saw some unusual bubbles and accumulation of some substance on the surface of the water,” the source said. Operation

The source said convinced that the bubbles were unusual and could provide further information, the team returned to base to strategise, and early yesterday morning, moved to the area to conduct further search, and with the help of the Ghana National Fire Service, they carefully drew the water from the well.

“The team was shocked to discover another human remains at the bottom of the well after which they went down to recover the skeletons,” the source gave details of the latest findings.

LLocation

The current location from where the fourth remains were discovered is part of Nkroful town but very isolated as one of the peri-urban areas of the Sekondi/Takoradi metropolis.

There is no access road to the place, except a footpath after branching off the main rough road through Nkroful. The fourth person

Last year, Mr Emmanuel Kobina Anza walked into the offices of the Western Regional office of the Graphic Communications Group Ltd to request that his granddaughter, Ruth Abakah, be added to the list of missing or kidnapped girls to increase the number to four and not three.

Mr Anza told the Daily Graphic then that his granddaughter went missing in July 2018. The case was first reported to the Kojokrom Police and later transferred to the Takoradi District Command.

 

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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