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General News of Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Source: ghananewsagency.org

Nigerian Kidnapper apologises to Ghana and Nigeria

Sampson Agarlor, one of the alleged kidnappers of the two Canadian nationals in Kumasi has apologized to the Canadian ladies and their families, the Republic of Ghana and Nigeria for his actions.

“I take this opportunity to apologize to the affected Canadian ladies and their families, Ghana and Nigeria and other persons affected by our actions,” Sampson who is alleged to be the leader of the gang made the apology on Monday before an Accra High Court hearing the case.

He also prayed the court for them as accused to be remanded into prison custody instead of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) cells, where he alleged they had been subjected to torture.

Sampson also known as Romeo explained that “the BNI and the CID exerted torture on me while forcing me to accept a statement against myself. Am not saying am innocent, I played some roles that is the fact, but definitely not all the roles am accused of”.

He claimed that the BNI officials had totally cut them off from interacting with their families, and said if they were remanded into prison custody, they could get people to talk to and receive visitors.

Sampson together with seven other suspects are before the court for the alleged kidnapping of two Canadians nationals Miss Lauren Patricia Catherine Tilley and Miss Bailey Jordan Chilly, in Kumasi, on June 4.

The others are, Elvis Ojiyorwe and Jeff Omarsar, are Nigerians, while Yusif Yakubu, Abdul Nasir, Seidu Abubakar, alias NBA, Safianu Abubakar, and Abdul Rahman Suleimana, are all Ghanaians.

Their pleas have not been taken as investigations continue.

The case has since been adjourned to July 15.