Cabbie Charged For Slavery

Anderson Fosu-Ackaah, commander of MTTU (2)The Enchi Police last Wednesday arrested a 25-year-old taxi driver, Yaw Daniels, for attempting to sell a 20-year-old unemployed person, to a spiritualist for GH¢100,000.

Daniels, according to the police, told the victim, Joseph Gbeffah that they were going somewhere, but rather took him to Enchi, to enrich himself.

Meanwhile, the accused, on Thursday, appeared before the Enchi Magistrate Court presided over by Solomon Alormatu and charged for slave dealing   under Section 314(1) of Act 29/60.

His plea was not taken and he was remanded in police custody until today.

Briefing The Ghanaian Times, the Enchi District Police Commander, DSP Raymond Erzuah, said at about 3 p.m. on July 30, Daniels set off to sell Gbeffah to the spiritualist, Enoch Kwarteng, at Nana Obiri, for GH¢100,000.

He said upon a tip-off, the police feigned interest and trailed the accused.

DSP Erzuah said, the police signed a cheque for the GH¢100,000 to be given to Daniels for the deal and immediately he took the cheque, he was arrested.

“We had negotiated the deal and issued the cheque and when he came to the meeting point, we arrested him,” DSP Erzuah said.

He told The Ghanaian Times that Daniels, even before receiving the amount, was eager to   offer his   own brother for sale for rituals at Enchi next week.

From Clement Adzei Boye, Takoradi

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