Achimota primary school denies student kidnapping claim

“We just received a report from Achimota Basic School that one of their pupils, a girl was kidnapped by an unregistered silver Toyota Corolla at the school junction moving towards 37 area. Not much information is given. Please lets forward this message to help rescue the girl.”

This message which came in in the early hours on Wednesday 22nd May and caused fear and panic among parents and Ghanaians led to a publication on our news portal to help disseminate the information for all to be vigilant and on a look out for the said vehicle. The school’s class by class headcount helped to establish the truth or otherwise.

However, Edith Kyeremanteng, the head headmistress of the Achimota Basic School Edith Kyeremanteng has denied reports that two pupils of the school were kidnapped early Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

It turned out to be a false alarm, however, the speed at which the news came and the urgency it demanded led to a swift response by the Human Right Reporters Ghana to authenticate the information whiles also acting to help reach out to the populace without leaving any stone unturned.

Let us all be vigilant and help bring these abusers and human right infringements to an end. Let us collectively help in our small way to fight the canker.

The kidnapping must stop, make Ghana safe again, weed out the bad nuts and persons with evil intentions in our society. Everyone should be on the lookout. It is your concern, it is my concern.

The information available when the news hit the social media was scanty but everyone rallied around this matter. Just to help save the girls who are been kidnapped. The internet is a powerful tool if used properly.

As we battle for the return of the three ladies and their parents and family are going through emotional stress, this is the time for us all to rise up to the occasion. Our police officers, we trust you to do a good job on this matter.

Schools in Ghana, parents, guardians and the general public must begin to take the safety of their children serious especially the moment the children leave home for school or close from school because these are times that people can take advantage to harm kids. Schools should begin to champion education on safety matters right from preschool.
Schools that want their children to be sensitised on kidnapping to help improve the security and safety of our school children can call Human Rights Reporters Ghana on +2330243676813 and get help.
The Human Rights Reporters Ghana is an NGO championing the sensitization of the general public and schools in particular on kidnapping and human right issues to help realize an improved educated and inform society.

Families of the lost girls are already asking for the removal of the CID boss for deceiving them and the Ghanaian public.

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