S/R: Notorious kidnapper arrested after appearing to collect ransom
The Savannah Regional police command has arrested an
alleged kidnapper, Issah Barugojo, at Busunu in the West Gonja
Municipality when he appeared to collect a ransom.
Suspect Barugojo, believed to be in his thirties, is said to,
with the help of some accomplices, abducted two persons.
The victims, Alhaji Nyandiya and Alhaji Macho, residents of Busunu,
were travelling from Daboya- Abotape, a Fulani community on
the Daboya Busunu road when some unknown persons
emerged from the bush and kidnapped them.
According to the Damongo Municipal Police Inspector,
Joseph Botwe, the alleged kidnappers demanded a ransom
of GHS 20,000.00 from the victims before they would be released.
However, the families pleaded for a reduction
to GHS 12,000, which the kidnappers agreed on.
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While the families were ready to make the payment on
June 14, 2021, the police laid ambush for the notorious kidnappers.
Suspect Barugojo appeared to take the ransom and he was arrested.
The police say suspect Barugojo will be put before
the Bole District Magistrate Court today, June 16.