Child Rights International (CRI), a child-centred organisation, has called on Ghanaians, especially the families of the three abducted Takoradi girls, to remain calm as they wait for the police to carry out forensic and DNA tests to determine the identities of the human remains discovered in a cesspit.
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a self-replicating material present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of genetic information.
It determines the particular structure and functions of every cell and is responsible for characteristics being passed on from parents to their children. This is how its analysis helps with authentic information that establishes incontrovertible blood relationships of persons.
Broaden scope, involve families
The organisation has also called on the police not to rely mainly on the discovered human remains to cut down their investigations concerning the whereabouts of the missing girls.
A statement signed and issued by the Executive Director of CRI, Mr Bright Appiah, said: “Now is the time for the police to open their tentacles wide and engage the relevant bodies to ascertain the identities of the human remains believed to be those of the missing girls.”
It recommended that the police should not sideline or ignore the participation of the families of the missing girls in their investigations.