Police in the Eastern Region have made a passionate appeal to the general public especially residents in and around Akim Anamase in the Eastern Region to provide them with information, that will help them find a 20-year-old Junior High School student who has gone missing.
The girl, Georgina Ama Amenyo is said to have sneaked out of her home at Akim Anamase near Achiase on January 12, 2019 and has still not returned.
According to the police, a cover cloth and a pair of shoes belonging to the missing girl were found in the room of her 19-year-old boyfriend, Joseph Prah who was the last person to see her.
The suspect, Joseph Prah
Prah has since been arrested and granted bail.
DSP Ebenezer Tetteh is the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer and in a Citi News interview, he said the suspect has denied knowledge on the whereabouts of the girl whom he claimed spent just one night at his end.
The suspect said he saw the girl off the day after she arrived.
“Joseph admitted having accommodated the lady for one day but claimed he saw her off to go home the following day. When the girl failed to return home, the mother informed the police and Joseph was apprehended. He denied knowledge of the whereabouts of the girl and insisted that he saw her off on Sunday,” DSP Ebenezer Tetteh said.
The incident comes at a time when there are heightened reports of missing or kidnapped girls in various parts of the country.
The most prominent of all the reported cases has been the disappearance of three girls in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis in the Western Region.
They are believed to have been kidnapped between August 2018 and January 2019.
Three of the victims were reportedly kidnapped by the main suspect arrested earlier this year, 2019.
The suspect, Samuel Udoetuk Wills, is said to be behind the kidnapping of three girls in the Western Region between August and December 2018.
Samuel Udoetuk Wills is currently in police custody and being tried for breaking jail.
He has failed to provide the location of the kidnapped girls.
The Police are currently under public pressure to find the kidnapped girls.