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Regional News of Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Source: 3news.com

Girl who narrowly escaped ‘kidnapping’ tells story

A 17-year-old final year student of the Edinaman Senior High School at Elmina in the Central Region is still in the deep state of shock and trauma after being in the fold of unidentified assailants suspected to be kidnappers.

The victim, Princess Oduro, narrates to Connect FM’s Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson in a very shivering tone she is a boarder but went home to collect some items from her parents at Assin Fosu.

She recounts on her way back to school, she boarded a commercial bus from Fosu to Cape Coast and from there, she boarded another Elmina-bound taxi and the next thing she saw was a very big dark room with other victims including about a three-year-old boy.

“The kidnappers, including a Rastaman came for the victims one after the other until all the three persons were taken away. I didn’t see them again but all this while, I kept reciting my rosary because I am a Catholic,” she recalled as she sobbed.

According to Princess, all of a sudden, the kidnappers led by the Rasta man came to pick her but he shouted at the other kidnappers, instructing them to take her away because, according to him, she was not a normal person and would not fit for the ritual.

“All I realised was I had been dumped at a very strange location and this woman rescued me in front of a building,” she said.

In an interview, the husband of the woman who rescued the victim told Paa Kwesi Simpson his wife, Comfort Okyere, had gone to Electricity Company of Ghana’s office in Sekondi and was returning when she saw the girl sitting miserably in front of a building close to John Bitar, a popular wood processing company at Sekondi.

She approached her and the victim narrated the whole incident to her

Authorities of Edinaman Senior High School have confirmed the missing of the student in question and are currently in contact with the police to further interrogate the matter.

Meanwhile, the victim who was initially taken to the Kojokrom police station has been transferred to the Takoradi Central Police Station for further investigation