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24.07.2003 General News

Set up enquiry into murder of Women - NDC female MPs

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Accra, July 24,GNA - The female National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentarians on Thursday called for a judicial enquiry into the unresolved murders of women in Accra.

"This Commission, which should include international experts may avail itself of all contemporary scientific methodologies", a statement signed by seven of their members said.

The group said the Police had for the past years done its best to solve the murders, "to its credit, the Police succeeded in arresting and prosecuting Charles Quansah.

"However, more questions remain, hence our call for an independent body, fully mandated under the Constitution, to take over the investigations to unravel the mystery surrounding the cruel murder of fellow women."

The women MPs said the conviction of Charles Quansah had done little to assuage public anxiety over the identity of those responsible for the remaining victims.

The group condemned the politicisation of the murders, calling it diversionary.

"It is our considered opinion that much of the on-going exchanges have tended to generate more heat than light. The discussions have increasingly become more and more partisan, diverting attention from the main issue of solving the mysterious murders."

The signatories were: Mrs Ama Benyiwa-Doe: Mrs Comfort Owusu, Naa Afieye Ashong; Hajia Mary Salifu Boforo; Hannah Tetteh Kpoda; Akua Sena Dansuwa and Mrs Edith Hazel.

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