Minority to drag IGP before Par’l


Minority in Parliament say they will cause the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to appear before the House, to answer questions on the kidnapping of some three girls in Takoradi.

 Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, said when the House resumes from recess, he will file a motion to effect same.

“The matter of the kidnapped girls is a matter of national importance and next time we come, we will file a motion to compel the Inspector General of Police through the Ministry for the Interior, to report to this house what steps have been taken to secure these children,” the Tamale South MP said.

The legislator said they want answers different from the rhetoric that has dominated press conferences by the police.

The first of the three, Priscilla Bentum was abducted in August 2018. Since then two others have gone missing; Mantebea Koranchie and Ruth Love Quayson in December same year.

Samuel Wilson Udoterg, a Nigerian has been linked to the disappearances.

The suspect has, however, not been charged for the offence. He was arrested but escaped.

After his re-arrest, he had been tried and sentenced to 18 months for jailbreak without any convincing progress on the kidnap accusation against him.

The Western Region Police initially told journalists the suspect was leading them to wrong locations he purported to be the location of the girls.

The Police CID at a press conference some weeks ago said   they “know where the girls are.”

The presser was addressed by CID boss, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah in April.

The families of the girls had, however, called into question the integrity of the police.

“I don’t believe it”, a sister of Ruth Love Quayson said.




Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH

Writer’s email: franklin.asare-donkor@todaygh.com


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