Kidnapping of 3 Tadi girls: Nigerian remanded

The Sekondi High Court Two on Wednesday remanded a 29-year-old Nigerian, John Oji, into custody, in connection with the kidnapping of three girls in Takoradi in the Western Region.

Oji, who appeared at the Sekondi-Takoradi High Court II was charged with the offence of conspiracy to kidnap and kidnapping, is to reappear on June 26, this year. 

Earlier, Samuel Udoetuk Wills, 28, the suspect, standing trial in the kidnapping case, mentioned Oji as the key figure, who could unravel the whereabouts of the kidnapped girls.

Wills standing trial in connection with the kidnapping, broke police cell and escaped, and was re-arrested on December 30, last year.

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Wills was charged with escape from lawful custody, destroying public property and resisting lawful arrest, and jailed 18 months.

 Oji arrived at the Sekondi High Court in a police vehicle with his face covered, which made it almost impossible for journalists to catch a glimpse of him.

Ms Adelaide Kobire Wood, a lead state attorney, requested Justice Hannah Taylor, the presiding judge, to remand the suspect into police custody, to enable the police to continue with investigation into the case.

The three girls, Priscilla Bentum, Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie and Ruth Love Quayson, were kidnapped at different communities within the Takoradi metropolis. –GNA

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