At Abutia Togbave in the Volta Region’s Ho West District, a 13-year-old child was rescued from two alleged kidnappers.
Tsemawusi Forgive was captured in a car while traveling to Juapong, North Tongu District, to be delivered for a price.
When one of the suspects was questioned about the location of a police barrier on the Abutia-Juapong stretch when he purchased a sachet of water from her, a tiny trader in Abutia Kpota raised an alarm, according to an eyewitness.
In Abutia Sogbave, a barrier was set up to keep the suspects, who were traveling in two vehicles, from going through.
The kidnappers was discovered in one of the vehicles after a search was conducted.
The accused were transported to the Chief’s palace before being turned over to the Anyirawase Police Department.
The woman told JoyNews that she ran into the young men near the Ho Fire Department while coming from a friend’s house to borrow a phone to make a call.
One of the suspects approached her, greeted her, and enquired about her hometown, name, and age, according to her.
“I informed him that I was thirteen years old. He asked if I had a boyfriend, to which she replied, “No.”
“I’m not sure how I ended up on board. If I was hungry or thirsty, the driver kept asking if I was okay. He told me to be myself and to let him know if I was having any problems, “she continued.
She claimed she questioned the suspect if he was married and if he had children, to which he responded that he was not and that he lived in Sokode Gborgame.
Forgive claimed she saw some people at a petrol station where the driver had filled his tank, suspected foul activity, and chased down the vehicles.
“When we got further along, he bought four sachets of water, and he and his friend each took one. He offered me a drink, but I declined. “I just shook my head.”
Despite the fact that the suspects attempted to flee in one of the localities, she claimed that some commercial motor riders set up a barrier along the route and forced the cars to stop.
She indicated that she regained consciousness after disembarking from the vehicle and that she had become asleep after entering the suspect’s vehicle, according to the indigenous.
“The man who followed us from the gas station stated he overheard one of the suspects on the phone asking someone ‘how much will they be paid because they got the thing’.”
The victim reported that one of the suspects claimed to be his sister but refused to give her identity, which piqued the residents’ interest. The suspects were escorted to the chief’s palace in the end.
“At the Chief’s palace, the Okada people pounced on the suspect who was trying to lie,” says the source, “and asked them whether they wanted to kill me, which they refused to answer.”
She has subsequently been reunited with her family after providing her sister’s contact information in response to a request.
According to the victim’s father, she fled her home in Kpenoe, Ho Municipality, on Tuesday evening after being punished for misbehaving.
“I imagined she went to my mother’s cottage in Takla after she left home in Kpenoe after I punished her for whatever she did wrong. He added, “I had no idea she came to Ho until the incident happened.”
The accused are being held in Anyirawase, and the police have yet to publish an official comment on the incident.