Police have arrested two persons who attempted to sell a 16-year-old boy, Festus Amoako in Akim Oda.
The suspects, 24-year-old Kwaku Asare and Kwame Asante, 28 plotted to kidnap and sell the teenager who happens to be Asare’s nephew for Eight Hundred Thousand Ghana cedis.
According to reports, the Unit Committee Chairman for the Akyem Etwereso Electoral Area, Kofi Appiah, revealed the plans of the suspects who are friends to the Police.
Mr. Appiah is said to have told the police of a plan by the suspects to traffic 16-year-old Amoako, who resides in Ashaiman to the Assemblyman who posed as an agent interested in buying the victim for Eight Hundred Thousand Ghana cedis.
The incident as narrated, suspect Kwaku Asare lured the victim to Oda, under the pretext of securing him a lucrative job. While the suspects were at the Oda bus terminal waiting for the victim to arrive, police laid ambush and busted them.
The Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, indicated that the two suspects admitted to commit the crime during interrogation and they will be arraigned before court when investigations are concluded.
“On 7th December, at about 3:30 pm, one Kofi Appiah, a unit committee chairman reported to the police about a plan by suspects Kwaku Asare, aged 24, and his friend Kwame Asante, 28, to sell Kwaku Asare’s nephew, Festus Amoako, 16 years,” he said.
He added ‘according to him, the two approached him through one person that they wanted to sell Festus Amoako. He feigned interest and in the process, they bargained for an amount of GH¢800,000. While the suspects were at the Oda lorry park waiting for the victim to arrive, the police swoop in on them and arrested them. They are currently in police custody assisting in investigations and when that investigation is concluded, the two suspects are going to be arraigned’