The Western Regional Police commander DCOP Redeemer Vincent Dedjoe says the police is confident that new leads picked up will help in the rescue efforts of some kidnapped girls in Takoradi.
Addressing a press conference today, DCOP Redeemer Dedjoe assured the family and the public that his outfit is working to get to the bottom of the issue.
According to the Police Command,''We have a few information coming in, and we are trying to work on them to see how best to unravel truth surrounding investigations. Sometimes it is difficult to put out such information to the public because as we are aware the criminals are also listening to whatever we are saying so if we talk too much it gives them that confidence to build more fence around themselves. As a result of that, I will appeal that we keep some of these things. As we are doing this press conference the criminals are also listening.''
He also cautioned the public to stay calm and be aware of unknown invitations "In all instances where the accused has kidnapped the victims it was observed that he struck an acquaintance with the victims for some time because the call history shows that he was in constant communication with all of them before the kidnapping took place''.
''He promised the first and second victims with jobs while he promised the third victim with a mobile phone. Police have discovered some gadgets from the accused for investigational proposal and have been forwarded to the police CID for analysis. The accused person earlier on mentioned all people involved in the kidnapping, the police are making very strenuous efforts to arrest these suspects from their hideouts but that has proved futile. Police are still vigorously searching for the kidnapped girls. The general public is urged to come forward with any new information which will lead to the rescue of the victims. The police are working around the clock to rescue the victims''.
The police also revealed that the suspect has been arrested and charged with a similar case in Nigeria. They are still communicating with their Nigerian counterparts to get more information on the activities he conducted in Nigeria.
According to the police, there is no cause for alarm and that people should not live in fear because these victims were not actually kidnapped in an ambushed town or the streets but they were sort of lured into a relationship that finally ended up in a kidnap. People should also becareful of the unknown calls they receive and people they come into contact with.
Meanwhile, families of the victims have accused the police of doing little to rescue the girls who were reported missing and suspected to have been kidnapped in the Sekondi/Takoradi metropolis and Effia Kwesimintsim Municipality of the Western Region.