A group calling itself Western Youth for Justice in the Western Region has given the government a 14-day ultimatum to rescue the three missing girls in Takoradi or face their wrath.
The group over the weekend demonstrated in Takoradi to impress upon the government and the various security agencies to find the missing girls.
[contextly_sidebar id=”t9WCKtqAV2YS9pjDntg4zo1QVibOvywg”]The group’s call which is motivated by the silence on the part of the security agencies is also shared by the Concerned Mothers Association also in Takoradi.
The Concerned Mothers Association had earlier given 21 days to the government to find the missing girls.
The Convener for the Western Youth for Justice, John Entia, who spoke to Citi News said the group will march to the presidency.
“We are giving them until the 25th of this month. If we don’t hear anything from them in the next 14 days, we will mobilize and go straight to the Flagstaff house to demand answers. It’s very serious and surprising as far as these kidnappings and insecurity issues are concerned because we have many government appointees in charge of security. How can they not locate these girls after 12 solid months? Till date, we have not heard anything from the President or IGP,” he said.
The girls; Ruth Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum and Priscilla Koranchie are believed to have been kidnapped between August 2018 and December 2018.
The families of these girls have been campaigning to put pressure on the police to find them.
The Police are currently under public pressure to aggressively pursue the case as there have been other reports of kidnapping in the country.
We’re taking kidnapping cases seriously – Police
The Police say they are taking a serious view of the various incidents of kidnapping in the country and are working to tackle them.
The police believe that the public will help them deal with such threats and so want them to assist in addressing the problem.
The Director-General of Public Affairs of the Police, ACP David Eklu said that the police service has taken a serious view of the threats and is working with the relevant stakeholders to find the women and apprehend the criminals.
“Kidnapping is an emerging crime in this country and we are taking it seriously as and when we go. The assurance is that we are working closely with those who are concerned, the embassy and other security agencies and also we need public support so we are very transparent in this case and also putting it out there so that the public can move along with us to get these perpetrators and rescue these two ladies,” he said.