2 in court for alleged kidnapping

The case in which two young men are standing trial in the circuit court at Adenta, for conspiracy to kidnapping and kidnapping, continued last Tuesday.

Accused, Richmond Klutsey, 26, and Samuel Olise, 27, also known as Junior, have also been charged for conspiracy to rob and robbery before the court.

They pleaded not guilty to all four charges, when they appeared in court presided over by Ms Sedinam A. Baloka.

Speaking under cross-examination by the prosecutor, Chief Inspector Maxwell Lanyo, Olise said at the last sitting, that the complainant, Comfort Yeboah, was the girlfriend, to whom he had borrowed money.

He said he was nowhere near the area on the day of the alleged incident and had not seen the complainant, and explained that the mobile phone was collected as collateral to compel her to pay the debt on time.

Chief Insp Lanyo said Olise also stated that the paper on which his financial transactions were recorded were in his room at Damfa and that he was not allowed to take anything from the room during the arrest.

The facts as presented in court are that, accused, all labourers lived at Damfa in the Adenta Municipality.

According to Chief Insp Lanyo on May 1, this year, a man the complaint never met had been chatting with her on an online dating platform, and mentioned his name as Scatter.

Prosecution said Scatter invited her to a party at Amrahia, near the Christian UniversityCollege.

Chief Insp Lanyo told the court that complainant left for the party and at a section of the road, near the Christian University College, Scatter purportedly asked Olise to meet complainant and escort her to the party.

 While both were walking through a bush to the venue, Olise gagged the complainant and threatened to kill her, if she shouted.

Chief Insp Lanyo said at that juncture, the first accused (Klutse) emerged from the bush, holding a knife, which he pointed at the complainant (Comfort) and threatened to kill her.

The accused (Klutse) snatched the complainant’s iPhone, forced her to disable the iCloud account on the phone and dragged her to another location with the aid of Olise and raped her, the court heard.

Chief Insp Lanyo said the accused also forced the complainant to call her loved ones to send her a ransom before she would be set free.

Prosecution said “the victim remained under their control until the complaint’s landlord, named in court as Abigil, transferred through a “momo” vender GH¢2,000 via cell phone number 0574278869 as a ransom before she was released.”


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