Government accused of giving more priority to Canadian girls than Takoradi girls

Security Analyst Colonel Festus Aboagye has accused government of dealing with the kidnapping of some two Canadian girls more proactively than that of the three kidnapped in Takoradi.

Government accused of giving more priority to Canadian girls than Takoradi girls
Kidnapped Girls from Takoradi last year

Security Analyst Colonel Festus Aboagye has accused government of dealing with the kidnapping of some two Canadian girls more proactively than that of the three kidnapped in Takoradi.

According to him, inasmuch as the two kidnap cases are not the same, the speed and manner in which government dealt with the case of the Canadian girls as against that of the Takoradi girls is worrying.

The two Canadian girls who were kidnapped on June 4, 2019, in Kumasi were rescued a little over a week after the incident.

The issue generated a lot of public discourse with many people accusing government of not prioritizing the life of the Takoradi girls, who have gone missing for close to a year.

Speaking on the issue on TV3‘s The Key Points on Saturday, Colonel (rtd) Aboagye said government has not managed the kidnapping of the Takoradi girls well enough.

He said government together with security agencies has not done enough to rescue the kidnapped Takoradi girls.

“What to me is worrisome, or probably where the debate should be is the management of the two incidents of kidnapping.

“On one hand, we saw a lot more proactivity with regard to the Canadian girls, but with the case of our own girls, we need to admit and that is why I get a bit worried when consistently certain segments of society turn to suggest that they have done the best, we have not done the best,” he lamented.

Colonel Aboagye said the police failed in ensuring that the kidnappers of the Takoradi girls were dealt with properly.

“We bundled and botched the operation right from the beginning giving the fact that we allowed the suspects to break jail for quite a number of days, and as a result compromised all the evidence that the police could have used to be on the tracks of those kidnappers.”