A third suspect has been arrested in Nigeria in connection with the three missing Takoradi girls case.

The suspect, Chika John Nnodim, was arrested on Monday, August 5, 2019.

According to the Ghanaian Times newspaper, Chika was arrested in a joint operation carried out by the Ghana Police Service and their Nigerian counterparts.

According to the report, the police has begun the necessary processes to extradite Chika to Ghana to assist in investigations.

The arrest of Chika brings to three, the number of persons arrested in connection with the three missing girls.

The first suspect, Samuel Udeotuk Wills, 28, was arrested by the police earlier this year, but escaped from police custody after being remanded in court for the offence of kidnapping.

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He was later rearrested and sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment for escaping from lawful custody.

The second suspect, John Oji, was also arrested by the police in neighbouring Togo.

Oji, has since been remanded into police custody whilst investigations continue.

Last Friday, the police in an operation found three skulls and the skeletal remains believed to be those of the three girls who went missing between August and December.

The cesspit from which the remains were found, serves the house from where Udoetuk-Willis rented a single room apartment.

A fourth set of skeletons was found in the uncompleted building from where the prime suspect was rearrested after his escape from lawful custody on December 30, 2018.

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