Police in Akim Oda in the Eastern Region have today Monday February 17, 2020 arrested a 19-year-old Ebenezer Oko, on suspicion of kidnapping a 9-year-old boy at Jamaica, a suburb of Akim Asuboa.
On the morning of Sunday February 16, 2020, the suspect claiming to be a stranger from Accra asked the 9-year-old victim (name withheld) to show him the way leading from Akim Asuboa to Akim Manso which is a neighbouring town.
Later in the afternoon, the suspect called the mother of the victim on mobile phone to demand an amount of GHȻ 5.000,00 as ransom for his release. Investigation further shows that the suspect travelled with the victim by means of trotro, a commercial transport from Akim Asuboa to Manso and continued to Akim Asene and finally to Akim Oda where police traced and arrested him.
The victim is fine and has been handed over to his mother after preliminary assessment and counseling, while the suspect is being processed for court.
We entreat all parents/guardians to educate their kids to know that it is okay to talk to strangers but it is not okay to go anywhere with a stranger without the parent’s/guardians’ permission.
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Source: #GhanaPolice, Official Facebook Page.