Lead Medical Doctor of the legal group that led DNA investigation on the skeletal survives from the four Takoradi Girls Superintendent Dr. Kofi Agyapong Afrifa has shielded the finish of their report that there is a hereditary connection between the remaining parts and guardians of the people in question.
“Our DNA examination reasoned that the skeletal stays discovered are that of the four missing Takoradi Girls,” he demanded.
He told the Justice Richard Adjei Frimpong court in Sekondi that the group utilized the Standard Tandem Repeat [STR] Method, which adjusts to all standard DNA examination conventions there are, to come to the end result that in fact the skeletal remains are that of the four Takoradi Girls.
Supt. Dr. Agyepong Afrifa gave the safeguard after the two insight for the two Nigerians blamed for killing the missing four Takoradi Girls had provided reason to feel ambiguous about the DNA end on the four missing Takoradi Girls in a questioning that endured near two hours on Thursday, October 22, when the case was called.
Giving his proof in-boss, Supt. Dr. Agyapong Afrifa told the court that the group oppressed all examples taken from both the skeletal remains and that of the guardians of the four casualties to thorough examination and have no smidgen of uncertainty about the finishes of their report.
“… we took DNA tests from four skulls from the Ghana Police Hospital Morgue. We at that point continued to take buccal swabs from the supposed guardians and kin of the four casualties. After our examination, we discovered that for the Koranchie family Alexander Kofi Koranchie who is the supposed dad of missing Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie imparts regular allele to Skull 4 at all loci tried. The likelihood of expressed relationship which is the Combined Paternity Index (CPI) is 25767.9834. Paternity likelihood is 99.99 percent. Also, for the Abekah family, we discovered that Cecilia Owusu who is the supposed mother of missing Ruth Abekah imparts regular allele to Skull 3 at all loci tried. The likelihood of expressed relationship which is the Combined Maternity Index (CMI) is 202552413.7053 and likelihood of maternity is 99.99 percent.
He proceeded: “For the Quayson family, we discovered that Comfort Arhin who is the supposed mother of missing Ruthlove Quayson imparts basic allele to Skull 1 at all loci tried. That the likelihood of expressed relationship which is the Combined Maternity Index (CMI) is 53160961.519 and likelihood of maternity is 99.99 percent. What’s more, for the Bentum family, we discovered that Francis Bentum Ackon who is the dad of missing Priscilla Blessing Bentum and Gladys Bentum mother of the missing Priscilla Blessing Bentum share a typical allele with Skull 2 at all loci tried. That the likelihood of the expressed relationship which is Combined Paternity Index (CPI) is 1293669.4766 and Combined Maternity (CMI) is 11703487616.3591. Likelihood of paternity and maternity is 99.99 percent.
He closed: “Skull 1 can’t be avoided as the natural little girl of Madam Comfort Arhin. Skull 2 can’t be avoided as the natural girl of Mr. Francis Bentum Ackon and Madam Gladys Bentum. Skull 3 can’t be rejected as the organic little girl of Madam Cecilia Owusu and Skull 4 can’t be barred as the natural girl of Mr. Alexander Kojo Koranchie”.
When approached by a Counsel for the safeguard group, Mark Bosiah, regardless of whether the group might have utilized another strategy for the DNA investigation, Supt. Dr. Agyepong Afrifa replied in the confirmed and clarified that another technique the group might have utilized is the Next Generation Sequencing.
Notwithstanding, he showed that the Next Generation Sequencing is still at the creating stage and demanded that the standard method – STR – is the thing that the group utilized.
“Regardless of whether that procedure, Next Generation Sequencing is utilized, the outcomes will in any case be the equivalent,” he affirmed.
Guidance for Samuel Wills George Essiful-Ansah communicated dissatisfaction that the DNA end neglected to catch whether the skeletal remains were as old as the time that they were accounted for to have kicked the bucket.
“I even provided the insight that given the date that they should have missing… they should have the option to tell that these bones, how old are they. That would have been very material.”Kidnap’’