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General News of Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

Takoradi kidnapping: Family traumatized over 18-year old girl’s disappearance

The family of Ruth Love Quayson, who was kidnapped in Takoradi in the Western Region, says they are still traumatized by the disappearance of their relative despite the re-arrest of the suspect, a Nigerian national, Samuel Udoetuk Wills.

Samuel is the main suspect linked to the disappearance of Ruth and two other teenagers, Priscilla Blessing Bentum and Priscilla Koranchie.

Although the suspect was initially arrested, he escaped police custody a week ago, but was rearrested after a few days. Citi News sources say the suspect will be put before the court on Wednesday.

Awuradjoa Quayson, a sister to one of the missing girls – Ruth, says her sister’s disappearance is affecting her family.

“Even when your child is sick, imagine the trauma you go through as a parent. How much more kidnapping? My mother has not been able to sleep from the very day the kidnapper escaped from the cells.”

“It has not been easy for the past one month, knowing that, our relative is there, but you are not hearing from her. You can’t even tell whether she has eaten or not,” she added.

Suspected Nigerian kidnapper rearrested after cell break in Takoradi

The suspected kidnapper, managed to escape from police cell on 30th December, after cutting the iron-rods in the ventilation windows of the cell.

The Western Regional Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Olivia Adiku who confirmed the rearrest to Citi News’ Western Regional Correspondent, Akwasi Agyei Annim said;

“The Police had information that the suspect was hiding in an uncompleted building at a spot between Nkroful and Kansawurodo, and indeed he was located and rearrested. Whiles the police was bringing him, the residents wanted to lynch the suspect but we called for re-enforcement and managed to take him to the station”.

The 28-year-old suspected kidnapper’s re-arrest came after the Takoradi Central Police Command in line with police procedures charged police personnel who were on duty on the day of escape to produce the escapee within ten days.