Parliament invites Defence, National Security Minister and IGP over kidnappings

Parliament invites Defence, National Security Minister and IGP over kidnappings

The Parliament of Ghana has invited the Minister for Defence, Minister for National Security and the Inspector General of Police over the recent kidnapping incidents in Ghana.

Dominic Ntiwul, Albert Kan-Dapaah and David Asante-Apeatu will by later this week, face Members of Parliament to answer questions concerning the incidents of kidnapping in parts of the country.

Parliament invite Defence, National Security Minister and IGP over kidnappings

Three kidnapped girls. Source: Citinewsroom.com
Source: UGC

The invitation emerged following recent kidnapping incidentsthat of the three girls at Takoradi in the Western region.

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From August 2018, there have been reports of scary kidnapping of young girls especially in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis.

The sad development has got a lot of Ghanaians talking and consequently scared for the safety of their wards.

It is at the back of such worry which grew into agitation and criticism of the police forcing Parliament decided to invite the three heads of Ghana's security agencies.

Even though there have been reports that UK and US investigators have arrived in Ghana to assist in rescuing the kidnapped girls, Parliament is keen on knowing the way forward.

Aside the Takoradi kidnapping incidents, there have been reports of kidnapping in the Volta, Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions.

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

After a cell break and weeks of refusal to reveal where the kidnapped girls may be, Samuel has began talking.

According to the Gender Minister, the prime suspect in the Takoradi kidnapping incident has revealed that the girls are alive.

In addition, she noted that contrary to rumors that the girls may have been smuggled to Nigeria, the kidnapped girls are being kept in Ghana.

Meanwhile, about 15 Nigerian nationals have been arrested at Nuaso, a suburb in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region in connection to the Takoradi kidnapping incident.

The police, noted that the arrest was based on a liason between the Western Regional Police and the Eastern Regional Police

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