Former Criminal Investigative Department (CID) boss, COP Bright Oduro, says the families of the murdered Takoradi girls have the option to conduct an independent DNA test.
This comment by the COP Bright Oduro (retired) comes after the families of the three kidnapped girls rejected the results of the DNA test conducted by the police.
The Criminal Investigative Department of the Police has confirmed that forensic results show that human parts retrieved from the suspects hideout are that of the four kidnapped girls in Takoradi.
15-year old Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21, and Ruth Love Quayson went missing in August of 2018 which generated an operation #BringBackOurTaadiGirls on Social media.
The Families of the kidnapped girls have hinted an independent DNA test by foreign experts after rejecting that of the Ghana police.
Speaking on Atinka FM’s AM Drive, COP Bright Oduro said the families can conduct further DNA analysis to confirm or refute the results of by Police.
“This is possible, people reject and contest postmortems every day. In such cases different pathologists are contacted to the autopsy again. This is to say that the families of the Takoradi kidnap, now murdered, always have the opportunity to have a further DNA analysis”, the Ex CID boss said.
According to COP Bright Oduro there are DNA experts in South Africa and elsewhere and the families can do so in consultation with the Police Pathologists.
He added that the DNA analysis test has added finality to the identification process in the Kidnap case.