Tuesday, 23 July

Police arrests four PRESEC students for staging mate's kidnapping, demanding GH₵340k ransom


The Ghana Police Service, through an intelligence-led operation and investigation, has arrested six suspects -- two adults and four juveniles for staging a kidnapping incident of a student of the Presbyterian Boys' Senior High School, Legon, Accra.

The juveniles are students of the school.

The two adult suspects are Isaac Kissi Adjei, alias Kofi Black; and Courage Teiko, alias Timmy.

A statement from the police said preliminary investigations revealed that one of the juveniles, in an attempt to extort money from his parents to enable him to travel abroad, conspired with the others to stage the kidnapping incident. 

In the process, they demanded an amount of GH₵340,000 as ransom from the alleged victim’s parents.

The investigation further disclosed that the juveniles, together with the two adults, succeeded in collecting GH₵20,000 of the total ransom demanded. 

The police said in line with best practice, the identities of the juveniles have been withheld and their parents and guardians have been duly informed, as investigations into the incident continue.

Source: Classfmonline.com