The police IGP James Oppong-Boanuh announced on Monday, September 16th that the DNA test conducted on the human remains found at Kansaworado has proven that they are that of the four missing Takoradi girls. But the announcement came without answers to the following questions:
- Did the result establish how each of the girls was killed? Was it as a result of a bullet fired, forced sex, strangling or what? What’s the cause of their death? Why are these questions important? It will play a huge role in providing closure to the families and win some trust for the police for a good job done!
- When did each of the girls die? This is because police statements had it that the girls were not kidnapped on the same dates. Does the DNA test on the bones support the dates or periods of their kidnap or death?
- Samuel Willis, the lead kidnapper was arrested on Sunday 30th December 2018. He broke jail on Monday, December 31 2018, a day after he was arrested. He was rearrested on Thursday 3rd January 2019. Did Samuel murder the girls before he was arrested the first time on Sunday 30th or after he broke jail? A DNA test should be able to provide when each of them was murdered.
- DNA test uses probability parameters to arrive at conclusions. What were the probability results of each of the bones when marched with each of the four family samples? For example, what was the probability score of the bones of Pricilla Kuranchie, when it was marched with the DNA of the family member whose swabs were collected? 99 per cent, 80 per cent or what? What final probability did each of the bones score with the DNA from each of the families?
If this detailed information was provided during the one-sided press conference, the doubt and the state of anxiety the families find themselves would have been cured. That would have also boosted the dwindling confidence people have in the police force, especially when COP Tiwa lied about the whole investigations from the onset.
By: Obrempong Yaw Ampofo/ ourstorisonline.com