Reports making the rounds on social media has it that a team of investigation experts from the United States of America and the United Kingdom have arrived in the country to assist the Ghana Police to search the kidnapped girls in Takoradi.
The Government of Ghana petitioned the two countries to help Ghana search for the girls who had gone missing between August of 2018 and January, 2019. The three girls are Ruth Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum and Priscilla Koranchie.
In relation to this news, police in the Eastern Region arrested 15 people in connection with the kidnappings over the weekend including Ghanaians and Nigerians. The suspects were picked up last Saturday dawn at Nuaso in Odumase. According to ASP Harry Selormey (Odumasi Police Commander), the raid was a collaboration between the police in Odumase and the police in Takoradi. ASP Selormey said the personnel from Takoradi, where the ladies went missing initiated the operation with credible intelligence.
The kidnapping incidents in the Western Region have triggered widespread support for the traumatised families and a social media campaign by Ghanaians urging the police to be more aggressive in finding the missing girls.