4 jailed 40 years for kidnapping 2 Canadian girls

 Four persons who kidnapped two Canadian girls at Nhyiaso, Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region, in 2019, have been sentenced to 10 years imprison­ment each by the High Court in Accra.

This was after the court found them guilty on the charges of con­spiracy to kidnap and kidnapping at the end of a three-year trial.

The accused are: Sampson Agalor, a 27-year-old Comput­er Engineer, Elvis Ojiyorme, a 27-year-old businessman, Jeff Onarsar, a 28-year-old tiler, and Yusif Yakubu, a Ghanaian.

Soon after the judgment, Elvis Omarsar, now a convict, knelt down and apologised to the vic­tims and their families.

The victims, Lauren Tilly and Bailey Chittey, who were in Ghana for voluntary service, were kidnapped at the entrance of their hostel in Kumasi in June, 2019. —GNA

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