- IGP says he cannot release the remains of the Takoradi girls to the families, unless there is a court order to that effect
- The families were however, given the opportunity to view and identify the remains of their daughters at the Police Hospital morgue in Accra
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The Ghana police on Thursday, October 24, 2019, gave the families of the three Takoradi girls access to their morgue to see and identify the remains.
According to a report by Joy News, it was a sad scene at the Police Hospital in Accra.
Mother of one of the girls, Priscilla Bentum, could not hold her tears, as she wept and cursed the police for failing to save her daughter.
The very angry mother also questioned the police’s failure to prosecute the suspects with dispatch months after their arrest.
Meanwhile, the families of the missing girls now declared dead rejected the bodies presented by the police because according to them the clothes and other belongings presented to them did not belong to their daughters.
The families were sent to the morgue following a meeting with the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh at the police headquarters in Accra.
The families amongst other things discussed the possibility to have access to the remains of their loved ones, to do a second DNA test to validate or otherwise of the police report.
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The families want to run an independent DNA test on the bones retrieved by the police.
But the IGP declined, saying it was impossible to release the remains to the families without a court order.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that flagbearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama has told the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values not impose their beliefs and cultures on Ghanaians.
The former president stated that Ghanaians are who they are because of their cultures and traditions and no country or group should attempt to impose their culture on them.
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