The Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Western Regional Police Command, DSP Olivia Adiku, has called on the public to desist from spreading false information about kidnappings in the region.
According to her, some individuals do not verify information on such matters and only go on social media to spread false information.
Some of the cases of kidnappings spread on social media she noted were cases that could have been described as missing persons.
She was worried the situation is creating fear and panic.
She also lamented the situation is distracting their investigation and has also asked the media and the general public to verify information about kidnappings before spreading them.
She called on the public to report any suspected cases of kidnappings so the appropriate action is taken by the police.
Officially, only three persons have been kidnapped, she added.
She said, until these three kidnappings, the region has not recorded any kidnapping in the region.
Meanwhile, the Gender and Social Protection minister, Cynthia Morrison has revealed to the press, the kidnapped girls are still alive.
The minister said this during her visit to the home of Priscilla Mantsebea Koranchie, the fifteen-year-old student of Sekondi College who was kidnapped on the December 21 last year at Nkroful junction.
Responding to concerns whether or not the girls are , the minister said “it could be but we haven’t gotten there because according to them [Police] he [the suspect] said they are still alive. So let us take it from there. We should not speculate. We should hold on to what he said.”
She also added that the suspect has started talking and said: “I am happy the culprit has started talking; that is what I wanted because I did not believe he will not talk. He has to talk and he is talking. From here I am going to see him. And then talk to him and see where we can get to.”