2 nabbed for kidnapping 14-year-old boy

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an alleged kidnapping of a 14-year-old boy, in Kumasi.

 They are Charles Appiah, 29, unemployed, and Manasseh Fumeh, a 38-year-old security man.

 The boy, who was locked in a building at Apatrapa in Kumasi for three days, escaped and called for help, which attracted a passer-by.

 Meanwhile the police have mounted a search for a third suspect, identified only as Felix, who allegedly facilitated the act.

 Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Godwin Ahianyo of the Ashanti Regional Police Public Affairs Unit, told journalists here that the suspects lived in the same neighbourhood with the victim at Kwamo, near Ejisu in the Ashanti Region.

 He said the suspects lured the boy with a smart phone and a laptop.

 ASP Ahianyo said investigations revealed that the suspects, together with their accomplice, who was on the run, took the victim to an uncompleted building and was left in the care of an unsuspecting caretaker. 

“On March 24, 2019, Felix who is on the run, invited the victim to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) junction to receive the smart phone and the laptop, but when the victim got to the area, they took him into a waiting Toyota Corola and drove off,” ASP Ahianyo said.

 He said the victim was later taken to the Tanoso Police Station, leading to the arrest of the suspects.

 ASP Ahianyo asked the public to support the police with credible information to arrest such criminals.


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