Kidnapper of 10-year-old boy arrested in Yendi


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Accra, Jan 9, GNA –
The Yendi Divisional Police Command on wednedsay arrested one Mahamadu alias
“Fulani,” a herdsman, for allegedly kidnapping the 10-year-old son of his
employer.

Mahamadu, together
with the boy, had sent a herd of cattle for grazing but later took the boy
hostage and demanded GH¢20,000.00 from his employer, the biological father of
the child for his release.

In a press release
by the Command, it said he took the boy from Kintampo in the Bono East Region
on January 6, 2020.

It said “the suspect
called the father of the boy on phone to inform him that he has kidnapped the
boy and would release him only if the father paid  ransom of GH¢20,000.00”.

“True to his demand,
the suspect failed to return the boy and left the grazing field with him,” it
added.

Police investigation
led to the arrest of the suspect two days later, on January 8, 2020 at Yendi in
the Northern Region.

It said the victim
had now been rescued and reunited with his father.

GNA