Takoradi Kidnapping: Psychologist offers counselling assistance to families of girls

By Wendy Amarteifio
Takoradi Kidnapping:Psychologist offers counselling assistance to families of girls

The Police Administration Psychologist has offered counselling assistance to families of the three kidnapped girls.

The counselling session held yesterday January 31, 2019, was aimed at helping them deal with any trauma resulting from the kidnap relations. This follows a request made by the families when the police CID and the Minister of Gender visited and assured them of the police service commitment to the kidnap case.

In an interview with citinews monitored by PrimeNewsGhana, A Clinical Psychologist with the police hospital ASP. Mr Foster Naneworto after meeting the families said the families are suffering from loss of appetite, sleep disturbances, and high blood pressure.

According to Mr Foster Naneworto,''The realization is that the effect has been very serious on all the families, they are trying and coping in their various ways but professional intervention is needed for them to cope far better and that is what we have done ''.

The team first visited the first victim Priscilla Blessing Bentum’s parents and then proceeded to victim Ruth Love Quayson parents and ended at Priscilla Mantabea Kuranchie’s parents house.

Meanwhile, the 28-year-old Samuel Udoetuk Wills, the Nigerian suspect behind the kidnapping of the three Takoradi girls did not appear in court for the second time.

It was the second successive day that the case was called without the suspect showing up at the Takoradi District court.

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However, Udoetuk Wills was still being held to assist with investigations that would lead to finding the kidnapped girls.

Wills was brought before the magistrate court, presided over by Mr Michael Ampadu, on charges of escaping from lawful custody, causing unlawful damage to the police cell and resisting arrest, all of which he had pleaded not guilty to.

He was to appear before the court last Monday but to the disappointment of a large crowd that had besieged the court premises to see him, he was not brought to the court.

The case was adjourned to last Tuesday to enable the suspect to open his defence, but once again Udoetuk Wills was not brought to the court to the chagrin of the large crowd outside the court.

When the case was called yesterday, the police prosecutor only asked for an adjournment to February 11, 2019.

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