The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament, Frank Annor Dompreh has called on the Inspector General of Police, David Asante Apeatu and other security agencies to speed up investigations into recent kidnappings in the country.
Citi News’ independent checks have revealed that about twenty kidnapping cases have been reported in the last ten months.Speaking to Citi News, the Nsawam-Adoagyiri legislator said more should be done by key stakeholders to protect lives and restore confidence in the country’s security.
“This thing [kidnappings] is out of the ordinary. It is not something that is characteristic of our country. I call on the IGP to step up investigation.”
Mr. Annor Dompreh’s comment follows the recent case of kidnapping involving two Canadian women in the Ashanti Regional capital of Kumasi.
Three girls in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis and one in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem municipality in the Western Region were also kidnapped between August 2018 and January 2019.
The three girls were reportedly kidnapped by one Samuel Udoetuk Wills who was arrested earlier this year, 2019.
Samuel Udoetuk Wills is currently in police custody and being tried for breaking jail.
He has failed to provide the location of the kidnapped girls.
The top hierarchy of the police has however given assurances that they will arrest the suspects.