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MP seeks parliamentary intervention in finding 3 kidnapped T’di girls

The Member of Parliament for Ellembelle, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, has written to the Speaker of Parliament to intervene in finding the three young ladies kidnapped from the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis.

According to him, the affected families’ confidence in the State is waning hence a parliamentary intervention will restore such confidence.

“Since the arrest of the prime suspect, the affected families have held the opinion that the police have made little progress in tracing the young girls” the MP said in the three-page letter to the Speaker of Parliament Mike Aaron Ocquaye.

Fifteen-year-old Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie; 18-year-old Ruth Love Quayson and 21-year-old Priscilla Blessing Bentum have August last year been kidnapped by some unknown persons at various locations within the metropolis.

One person, Sameul Wills, has since late last year been arrested as the prime suspect but have since failed to lead to the police in the Western Region to rescue the three young ladies.

He is currently being tried for attempting to escape from lawful custody but yet to be arraigned on the kidnap charges.

Making reference to his recent visit to commensurate with the three families, Mr Kofi Buah said his interaction with them corroborated media reports that indeed “they [families] are beginning to lose hope and confidence in the investigations as anxiety among them reaches its crescendos”.

File: The MP with the mother of one of the kidnapped girls

He indicated that “finding the three kidnapped girls will restore hope in the state security agencies and put smiles on the faces of the affected families”.

He however expressed fears that “allowing the matter to sleep and possibly die a natural death will not only breed insecurity in the country but will destabilize the peace and stability we all enjoy in the country”.

Mr Kofi Buah insisted that parliament must collectively guarantee the nation, especially Western Region, maximum security, peace and stability.

“We [Parliament] must also impress upon security operative to intensify their search for the girls and improve activities that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators” he said.

“Upon the circumstance, I want to appeal passionately to you and the leadership of parliament to invite the Minister of Interior before the august house to answer questions regarding the progress made on investigations into the matter” Kofi Buah added

By Eric Adjei||Ghana

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