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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 28 March 2019


Police arrest 2 kidnappers in Ashanti Region

Police in the Ashanti Region has arrested two persons for allegedly kidnapping a 14-year-old boy.

They have been identified as Manasseh Fumeh, a 29-year-old security man and 38-year-old Charles Appiah, who is unemployed.

The suspects are expected to be arraigned before the court as soon as possible.

Police are also searching for a third suspect identified as Felix who allegedly facilitated the act.


At a press conference at the Ashanti Regional Command, police spokesperson, ASP Godwin Ahianyo said the suspects lived in the same neighbourhood with the victim at Kwamo, near Ejisu in the Ashanti Region.

He said the two succeeded in the act after they lured the minor with a smartphone and a laptop.

ASP Ahianyo said preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects together with their accomplice, who is on the run took the victim to an uncompleted building and was left in the care of an unsuspecting caretaker.

“On the 24th of March 2019, Felix who is on the run invited the victim to KNUST junction to receive the smartphone and the laptop but when this victim got to the supposed area they [bundled] him into a waiting Toyota Corolla and drove,” ASP Ahianyo said.

The victim who was locked up in the building at Apatrapa in Kumasi for three days succeeded in cutting loose and called for help which attracted a passer-by.

The victim was later taken to the Tanoso Police Station leading to arrest of the suspects.

ASP Ahianyo has called on the public to support the police with credible information to arrest such criminals.

Meanwhile, the family of the victim, who are yet to reunite with him could not hide their joy over the development.