Thursday, 15 April

A/R police, residents rescue 4 children from suspected kidnapper

The police, with the help of the locals, arrested the suspect

Residents at Esumeja in the Bekwai Municipality of the Ashanti Region have captured an alleged kidnapper and rescued four children.

The victims, two girls and two boys aged between 2 and 6 years old, were kidnapped last week.

One of the victims escaped from a cemetery deep inside the sacred Asantemanso Forest, where the victims had been held hostage for days, according to the police.

Police together with some other residents conducted a search in the forest during which a young man was seen running away when he saw the search party. He was chased and arrested by the team.

The victims identified the suspect to the police.  

The 23-year-old suspect, Michael Adomako admitted taking the victims to the forest. 

A search conducted at the scene revealed some charms with feathers and some bloodstains.

The suspected kidnapper has since been remanded by a court at Bekwai.

He is expected to reappear on Tuesday, 9 February 2021 as police continue investigations.

The victims have returned to their families.