Two men, who allegedly attempted to blackmail a social worker of Pro-Link Ghana Limited, have been busted by the police at Kisseman near Achimota in Accra.
Stephen Torsu, 23, a caddy (errand boy for golfer ) and Akins Atitsogbe, 21,a shop assistant, were reported to have kidnapped their victim, Joel Nunoo, and stripped him naked, took pictures of him, and later threatened to download the pictures on the internet if he refused to pay GH¢1,000.
The Tesano Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent (Chief Sup) Lydia Donkor, who confirmed the story to The Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday, said four other accomplices, identified as Courage, Willie, Semanu and Dickson are on the run, and were being sought for by the police.
The police commander said the two suspects are in the custody of the police assisting in investigations, adding that the suspects might belong to a gang, and believed many people might have fallen prey to their activities.
Chief Superintendent Donkor said on April 1, Nunoo ‘visited’ a website and established a friendly relationship with Torsu.
The Commander said Torsu and the victim later met at the Christian Village near Kissemana and Torsu took Nunoo to his house at Kisseman and they all entered his (Torsu’s) room.
Chief Supt Donkor said immediately, Atitsogbe and four other accomplices also entered and locked the door. Torsu stripped Nunoo naked and took pictures of him.
The suspects requested Torsu to pay GH¢1,000 or they would uploaded the nude pictures.
The Police Commander said “the suspects also collected the complainant’s Samsung mobile phone, power bank and GH¢70 and allowed him to leave the room after four hours of detention”.
Chief Supt Donkor said the victim reported his ordeal to the police and the suspects were arrested when they again attempted to collect GH¢1,000 from Nunoo.
He stated that the suspects would be arraigned for kidnapping, stealing, indecent assault and extortion.
Chief Supt Donkor appealed to people, who have fallen victims to the actions of the suspects to report to the police.
By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi