Kidnapped Takoradi girls: US and UK investigators arrive in Ghana

Kidnapped Takoradi girls: US and UK investigators arrive in Ghana

Investigators from the United States of America and the United Kingdom have arrived in Ghana to assist in rescuing the three kidnapped Takoradi girls.

According to a report sighted by on, the investigators are in Ghana following a petition sent to them.

US and UK investigators arrive in Ghana to help rescue kidnapped girls
Three kidnapped girls. Source:
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From August 2018, reports of young girls being kidnapped in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis and some parts of Ghana surfaced.

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Three girls identified as Ruth Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum and Priscilla Koranchie are the topical kidnapped incidents in the media domain.

In relation to the Takoradi incident, a Nigerian man by name Samuel Utudoek-Wills, was arrested as the prime suspect.

After his initial arrest, Samuel Utudoek-Wills managed to cut the iron rods of the cell window and absconded.

Samuel was rearrested and consequently arraigned before court for the offense of absconding from cells.

On the issue of kidnapping the girls, the prime suspect, Samuel, has not been able to lead the police to where the girls are believed to be kept.

Police report indicated that Samue,l one time, led the investigators to Kasoa, a suburb in the Central Region but failed to show exactly where the girls could be found.

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The police in subsequent interviews revealed that the prime suspect has refused to speak or show the whereabouts of the girls.

The development led to agitations from a section of Ghanaians who criticized the police for a poor job.

Some journalists and Ghanaian citizens as a result, took to social media to launch a campaign dubbed #BringBackOurTaadiGirls.

The inability of Ghana's security agencies to find the missing girls and arrest perpetrators of the act is what has led to the invitation of investigators from the USA and the U.K.

Meanwhile, a team of police over the weekend arrested 15 Nigerians in Nuaso, a suburb in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region in connection to the three girls kidnapped in Takoradi.

The police said the arrest follows a credible intelligence liason between the Takoradi police and the police team in the Eastern Region.

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