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General News of Tuesday, 29 January 2019


Nigerian kidnapper 'naughty boy who wants money' – Gender Minister

Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mrs Cynthia Morrison Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mrs Cynthia Morrison

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mrs. Cynthia Morrison, has described Mr. Samuel Udoetuk-Wills, a Nigerian being held for allegedly kidnapping three Ghanaian girls in Takoradi, Western Region, as “a naughty boy and who wanted to exploit and get money” for his action but has ended up shooting himself in the foot.

Mrs. Morrison said she came to that conclusion after her one-on-one interaction with the suspect, who is currently behind bars in Takoradi.

“He is just a naughty boy who wanted to exploit and then the whole thing blew out of proportion. He doesn’t have any serious job and he knows money, so, will use any which way to get money and he’s not alone,” Mrs. Morrison told Benjamin Akakpo on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class91.3FM on Tuesday, 29 January 2019.

One of the three victims, 18-year-old Ruth Love Quayeson, was last seen on 4 December 2018. The other two, 21-year-old Priscilla Blessing Bentum, was last seen on 17 August 2018; and 18-year-old Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, was last seen on 21 December 2018.

Mrs. Morrison noted that the suspect has begun talking but she refused to disclose the details of the conversation “for security reasons.”

Mrs. Morrison further expressed confidence that the missing girls will be found alive and reunited with their families, as the government and the police were doing everything possible for that to happen.

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