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Takoradi girls kidnapping: DNA analysis was a match – Forensic scientists maintain

Lead Medical Doctor of the forensic team in charge of DNA analysis on the skeletal remains of the 4 missing Takoradi Girls, Supt. Dr. Kofi Agyapong Afrifa has confirmed that indeed the remains found are that of the missing girls.

His confirmation of the findings comes after lawyers of the two Nigerians accused of murdering the Takoradi girls expressed doubts on the DNA conclusion of their reports.

He stated that the concluding part of their findings proved that there is a genetic affinity between the remains and the parents of the victims.

Dr. Afrifa stated during a 2-hour cross-examination in a Sekondi court presided over by Justice Richard Adjei Frimpong on Thursday, October 22, that his team employed the Standard Tandem Repeat (STR) analysis, which obeys all standard DNA analysis protocols to arrive at their conclusion.

“Our DNA analysis concluded that the skeletal remains found are that of the four missing Takoradi Girls,” he stated.

Source: myjoyonline

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