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General News of Wednesday, 23 January 2019


Kidnapping: 'We won't torture suspect' – Police

The suspect, Sammy was recaptured after escaping from police custody The suspect, Sammy was recaptured after escaping from police custody

The Western Regional Police Command in Ghana has said it will not use torture to extract information from Samuel Udoetuk-Wills, the Nigerian suspect being held in custody at Takoradi for allegedly kidnapping three girls in the oil-rich city.

The girls have been missing since August last year.

They are 21-year-old Priscilla Blessing Bentum, last seen on 17 August 2018; 18-year-old Ruth Love Quayson, last seen on 4 December 2018; and 18-year-old Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, last seen on 21 December 2018.

The suspect, who previously escaped from police custody, was recaptured while sleeping in an abandoned building a few weeks ago.

According to the police, the suspect has refused to speak about the whereabouts of the girls.

This has sparked outrage among some Ghanaians who are advocating that he be tortured to talk.

However, the Public Relations Officer of the Western Regional Police Command, DSP Olivia Adiku, has told Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen political talk show on Wednesday, 23 January 2019 that: “We have to be professional in whatever we are doing”, adding that: “When you look at the world over, nobody tortures suspects. We are not supposed to torture him. We have to respect his human rights”.