The Youth Leader of Takoradi, Samuel Odzate, has hinted the youth and residents in the region, have planned to stage a demonstration from Takoradi to the Jubilee House in order to demand for release of three kidnapped girls.
Speaking to Kwabena Agyapong on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he said, the youth group has given authorities especially the police, up until Sunday to produce the girls or they would have no option than to stage the demonstration.
He disclosed the intention of the group is to also extend their demonstration to the headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in protest against what he termed an abysmal performance of the police in finding the kidnapped girls.
”We have given authorities up to Sunday, if we do not hear anything from the CID, we will march to the Jubilee House and the CID headquarters and demand for the whereabouts of the kidnapped girls,” he added.
The affected families he said are going through serious psychological pain hence the need for the police, to regularly communicate with them on the state of their search.
He said the families became happy after Daily Guide published a story indicating that the girls had been rescued but it has turned out to be false.
He charged the police to put in measures to address the recent kidnapping saga because ”if we allow it to fester, then the security of state would be threatened,” he suggested.
Meanwhile, the police has denied claims that the kidnapped girls have been rescued.
The Daily Guide newspaper had reported that the three girls had been found and are currently being given treated at an undisclosed health facility in Accra.
“Sources say they were brought to Accra from Takoradi [Tuesday],” Daily Guide reported.
But the Service in a statement said the report is “false and cannot be confirmed by the Police.”
It however assured families of the kidnapped girls and the public that it is working “tirelessly with partner agencies to rescue the girls.”
“Police have assigned liaison officers in Takoradi to coordinate information between Police and the families of the kidnapped girls and encourage family leadership to cooperate with the assigned officers.
“Journalists, Publishers, Editors and Producers are hereby reminded to desist from publishing news without verification from authorized Police sources.”