Samuel Ofei, a 41-year-old cook, has been jailed by a Koforidua Circuit Court for kidnapping a 4-year-old boy.
The man was handed a seven-year jail term after he was found guilty for kidnapping the small boy at his school, Royal Academy School at Okorase, a suburb of Koforidua in the Eastern Region.
In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Graphiconline.com, the man was said to have pleaded guilty but the police found his actions offensive.
The Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Ebenezer Tetteh, said on November 8, 2018, Theresa Ansah, a trader, reported of her missing son to the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service.
Apparently, an ex-boyfriend of the victim’s mother is said to have gone to the boy’s school during break time and picked him up to his new location at Asokore, another suburb of Koforidua.
He said the next day, Offei called Theresa to inform her that he had the boy and demanded an amount of GH¢ 2,500 before he would release her son.
Samuel, he said, was arrested after the police had gathered information of his whereabouts at the Salvation Army Church, near Asokore Zongo.
In a related news on kidnapping, YEN.com.gh published that some sections of Ghanaians have criticized the police for not rescuing the kidnapped Takoradi girls yet.
They said the police seemed not to be taking the case seriously even though a prime suspect has been apprehended.
The suspect, who is a Nigerian, has refused to talk or show police where the girls might be after leading the police to Kasoa for a supposed search.
Meanwhile the suspect, Samuel Utudoek-Mills, has been arraigned before a Takoradi Circuit Court and charged with cell break.
On the issue of kidnapping the girls, the court adjourned the case amid on-going investigations.
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