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Akufo-Addo reveals biggest regret in 2019

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says his biggest regret as president in 2019 is over the four girls who were kidnapped and subsequently killed in Takoradi in the Western Region.

The president said this at his annual Press Encounter at the Flagstaff House today.

The President who commended the Ghana Police Service for doing a great job in identifying the remains of the missing girls said it was unfortunate the girls’ families lost their kids in such a condition.

The Ghana Police Service on September 16 confirmed that the four missing girls in the Western regional capital Takoradi are dead.

The Ag. Inspector of General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh said at a press conference Monday, that the results of the DNA test on remains retrieved in Takoradi have been relayed to the families along with condolences.

The girls Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21, Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, 18; Ruth Love Quayson 18, and Ruth Abeka were victims of a kidnapping and murdering syndicate in the Takoradi area, the IGP said.

The police boss bemoaned the inability of the service obtain “accurate and actionable intelligence” in “good time”. But he said the arrest of the alleged kidnappers has “effectively” thwarted the ability of the syndicate to continue their murderous spree.

by Esther Ankrah

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