Missing Takoradi girls: Judge orders for lawyers for suspects

Missing Takoradi girls: Judge orders for lawyers for suspects

- The presiding judge of the Sekondi High Court, Justice Hanna Taylor, has called for legal representation for the suspects in the case of the three missing Takoradi girls

- As a result, the suspects, John Oji and Sam Udoetuk Wills, are to have legal representatives during the next hearing on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

- The main suspect, Sam Udoetuk Wills, is currently serving a sentence for breaking out of prison

The presiding judge of the Sekondi High Court, Justice Hanna Taylor, has called for legal representation for the suspects in the case of the missing Takoradi girls.

YEN.com.gh understands that the order is to be heeded to before the next sitting on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

The directive comes after the suspects in the case, John Oji and Sam Udoetuk Wills, pleaded for legal representation.

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Per a report by Citinewsroom.com, the suspects appeared in court on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, on charges of conspiracy to kidnap and kidnapping.

The anxious families have meanwhile spent the last few months demanding urgency from the police, but officials have asked the families to remain resolute as they continue investigations.

The girls, Ruth Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum and Priscilla Koranchie are believed to have been kidnapped between August 2018 and January 2019.

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The main suspect in the kidnapping, Sam Udoetuk Wills, is currently before a court after he escaped from cells in December 2018 following his arrest.

In another report, a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Edward Okraku Adum, has written to President Akufo-Addo, calling for the dismissal of one Horace Ekow Ewusi from office.

Ewusi, YEN.com.gh has learnt, is the first vice Central regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), as well as a member of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM).

In a petition addressed to the minister for national security, Albert Kan Dapaah, and copied to the president, the United Kindgom high commissioner to Ghana and the national chairman of the NPP, Adum explained that Ewusi defrauded him of an amount of US$10,000.

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