2 teenagers arrested after attempting to stow away to Belgium

2 teenagers arrested after attempting to stow away to Belgium

- The police in Tema have got in their custody two teenage stowaways

- The two were apprehended in Belgium after being found on a vessel from Cote d'Ivoire

- They were handed over to a Ghana-bound ship at the Antwerp port after being caught

Two teenagers have reportedly been handed over to the police in Tema after they attempted to stow away on a Belgium-bound ship.

The two aged 15 and 16 years were almost succeeded in their attempt and were only arrested at a port in the Belgian city of Antwerp.

According to a reported YEN.com.gh sighted on Graphic.com.gh, the teens went aboard the MSC Dymphia vessel from San-Pedro in Cote d’Ivoire to Antwerp in Belgium.

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With the journey almost ending, the two who had no travel documents were found hiding in the engine compartment of the vessel during a routine inspection by the crew.

They were later handed over to another vessel, MSC Katyanyni, at the port of Antwerp in Belgium which was bound for the Tema Port.

Tema regional commander of the Ghana Immigration Service, Assistant Commissioner of Immigration Ms Belinda Adwoa Sika Anim, is reported to have confirmed the case.

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According to her, the two teens during interrogation revealed that they hailed from Takoradi and Cape Coast. They are school dropouts who helped with farming and fishing.

She added that the two stated that they started their journey in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire with the intention of travelling to Europe in search of greener pastures and, therefore, clandestinely joined the voyage to Belgium.

Meanwhile, the main suspect in the kidnapping of three girls in Takoradi, Samuel Udoetuk-Wills, has reportedly indicated that the girls were not dead.

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As earlier reported by YEN.com.gh, Udoetuk-Wills has told the police that the human parts found at his residence on Friday, August 2, 2019, were not of the missing girls.

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