Police investigating the three Takoradi kidnapped girls case have retrieved human parts from a sewage system behind the house of the accused suspect, Sam Udoetuk Wills who lived at Kansaworodo in Takoradi.
The Police retrieved the body parts around 7 pm on Friday.
Citi News‘ Western Regional Correspondent, Akwasi Agyei Annim reported that: “I got information around 7pm that the police, have gotten some lead into the whereabouts of the girls and they retrieved some body parts somewhere around the vicinity of the house of Sam Udoetuk Wills, the accused person behind the disappearance of the three Takoradi girls.”
“We saw about seven cars belonging to the Police and a water tanker belonging to the Prisons Service all parked by the road beside the very house we were told Udoetuk Wills was staying. Upon checking the house, we saw about four septic tanks that were opened by the police and eyewitnesses told us that they saw the police removing things out of it.”
An eyewitness who spoke to Citi News also said: “In the afternoon we saw some CID personnel around and around 5pm we saw the Regional Police Commander and his team including the kidnapper entering the house. Yes, I can confirm this is the very house where the suspect was living. We used to see him around.”
The police in a statement said the human parts retrieved from the septic tank would be sent to the forensic science laboratory for further analysis.
“The discovered human remains would be sent to the forensic science laboratory of the Ghana police service for analysis and further investigation,” the statement signed by Head of the Police Public Affairs Unit, DSP Juliana Obeng added.
Accused persons’ Facebook chats reveal coded language on kidnapping
The Chief State Attorney in the case of the three Takoradi kidnapped girls, Patience Klinogo on Wednesday, told the court that the two Nigerians standing trial for the crime, Sam Udoetuk Wills and John Oji, used coded language to discuss kidnapping and other crimes in their conversations on the social media networking platform, Facebook.
She revealed that the accused persons used a language that related to kidnapping and blood sacrifice.
The two men were charged with six counts of “conspiracy to commit crime to wit kidnapping and kidnapping.”
The State Attorney told the court that their interaction was detected on the mobile phone of the second accused, John Oji, after Police arrested him on 4th June 2019 at Aflao around the Ghana-Togo border.
“Facebook chats from his mobile phone between A1 and A2 revealed coded language on kidnapping and blood sacrifice as well as discussions on drugs which could be administered to victims to stupor,” she said.
Continuing her statement to the Sekondi High Court, she also revealed various mobile phone numbers that were traced to the two accused persons after they used them to receive money from victims’ relations.
The main suspect in the kidnapping, Sam Udoetuk Wills, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for escaping from cells in December 2018 following his arrest.
Over the period, residents in the Takoradi Sekondi-metropolis have voiced concern over the pace of the investigations.
Some groups held protests and also petitioned the President and the Sekondi Regional Coordinating Council over the case.
The girls; Ruth Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum and Priscilla Koranchie, are believed to have been kidnapped between August 2018 and January 2019.
Aside from the main suspect, some other arrests have been made in the course of the investigations.
But these arrests did not result in any substantive leads.