The Western Youth for Justice is the latest pressure group in the Western Region to add its voice to calls for the government and the security agencies to show more commitment in the search of the three Takoradi kidnapped girls.
The convener of the group, John Entsie, read a petition demanding action from the President and the Inspector General of Police during a walk in solidarity with the families of the three Takoradi kidnapped girls.
The girls; Ruth Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum and Priscilla Koranchie are believed to have been kidnapped between August 2018 and December 2018.
“What we are trying to convey to the President and the IGP is that the Police CID boss came to tell us that she knew where the girls are so we want that to be fulfilled because we are not taking what the CID Boss is now telling us.”
“We are doing this just to ensure that the issue of the three kidnapped girls does not die out. The families have suffered over the eight months the girls have been kidnapped and they continue to suffer the trauma of still seeing any serious commitment by the state security apparatus to rescue them,” the convener said to Citi News.
Addressing a five-point petition to the President and the IGP at the end of the peaceful walk, the convener called for the sacking of the CID Boss among others.
“We the youth of Sekondi-Takoradi and Western Rregion appeal to you and your office as a matter of urgency address the issues surrounding the kidnappings in Takoradi with immediate effect. Firstly, arrest and prosecute CID Ametepe and former Divisional Commander Ofori Donkor who aided the suspect behind the kidnapped girls to break cells when he was first apprehended.
Secondly, arrest and prosecute Prophet Owusu Bempah based on his on claims as you have done to Elder Ofosu Ampofo. Thirdly, we want removal or dismissal of the CID Boss, Tiwa Addo-Danquah with immediate effect, and lastly we want provision of proper security for the people of Sekond-Takoradi and western Region as a whole since the discovery of oil has increased the number of immigrants.”
The group went through the principal streets of Takoradi and received support from the families of the kidnapped girls, the Concerned Mothers Association as well as tens of residents of Takoradi.
The walk was marked by dancing and music amidst carrying of placards with messages including “Police, Ghanaians are looking up to you”, “We want positive results, Police Tell us the truth” and “arrest Owusu Bempah”.
They ended their peaceful walk at the Takoradi Jubilee Park where the Convener read their five-point petition to the President and the IGP.