Takoradi kidnappings: Lack of regular updates from police created panic — Nana Nketsia

The Paramount Chief of the Essikado Traditional Area Nana Kobina Nketsia V has disclosed that lack of information from the Ghana Police Service and other sister security institutions on the recent kidnapping cases in Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis heightened insecurity and fear among residents, particularly those at Kansawrodo, Diabene, Nkroful and Butumagyebu (BU).

Nana Nketsia said lack of regular update on the kidnappings from the police security gave way for speculations to become the truth thereby creating fear and panic.

The Metropolis was heavily discussed on both national and international news platforms due to the kidnapping of three girls, namely Priscilla Blessing Bentum, Love Ruth Quayeson and Priscilla Mantsebeah Koranchie.

Before residents could come to terms with the first kidnapping it year, two others were recorded on December 4 this time an 18 year old Ruthlove Quayson and 15 year old Priscilla Mantsebeah Koranchie.

Nana Nketsia disclosed this when the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Seth Amoama paid a courtesy call on him.

He hinted that the Western Region House of Chiefs is preparing to meet on the recent kidnappings.

By Emmanuel Ohene-Gyan