The Ghana Police service is set to begin taking samples from families of missing Taadi girls for forensic testing following the discovery of decomposed bodies believed to be the girls on a property formerly occupied by key suspect Samuel Udoetuk-Wills.
This move by the police is to confirm whether or not the remains recovered are indeed the kidnapped girls.
The families who initially initially insisted that DNA testing must be done by an independent body have given after a visit by the acting Inspector- General of Police
(IGP) JAMES Oppong – Boanuh.
Tuesday the 13th of August, 2019, a delegation led by the IGP visited the families following an earlier visit on the 3rd of August where the DNA testing was discussed.
According to ACP David Eklu, the Director General of Public Affairs at the Ghana Police, the visit of the IGP yielded positive results.
“The families were reassured about the IGP’s personal presence and they indicated the presence of the IGP has boosted their confidence to participate in the process. We have to look at the various angles of the investigation.
“For now we are treading cautiously. The case is still open until we finish the process of going through the DNA analysis to confirm whether those remains are those of the four girls who went missing,” he said.
DNA testing is expected to take 14 days within which time the case will still remain open.