- 2 suspected kidnappers have been smoked out from their hideout in Lapaz for holding a victim hostage against his will
- The victim whose name has been withheld was released
- The suspects had demanded and been paid one thousand Ghana cedis (Ghc 1,000.00) by the victim’s elder sister
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Two suspected kidnappers have been smoked out from their hideout in Lapaz for holding a victim hostage against his will
Abdul Saeed and Kudjo Akorlor were arrested and the victim whose name has been withheld was released.
According to a report filed by StarrNews, before their arrest, the suspects had demanded and been paid one thousand Ghana cedis (Ghc 1,000.00) by the victim’s elder sister.
The payment was reportedly done through mobile money transfer and still demanded more money before the victim was released.
The complainant called the Police who managed to arrest the suspects from their hideout and the victim was rescued.
The Police in a statement encouraged the public to report criminal cases and partner with them to curb crime.
Joseph Donkor, 40, Joseph Paul, 27, and Charles Ewusi, 27, were jailed on two counts of mining without license and conspiracy to commit a crime.
According to a Graphiconline report, the convicts are a farmer and two unemployed young men, all residents at Alabankata, near Cape Three Points, in the Ahanta West District in the Western Region.
They were caught in the act of illegally mining for gold in a forest reserve on February 16, 2021, during an operation by a team from the Regional Forestry Commission.
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