Court orders police to produce GH¢650 retrieved from kidnapping suspect

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A High Court has ordered the police to produce an amount GHS650 said to have been taken from one of the accused persons in the Kumasi kidnapping trial.

Sampson Aghalor, one of the four persons charged with conspiracy to commit crime and kidnapping of two Canadian women, alleged that the police have not given him all the money they took from him when he was arrested.

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According to him, the accused, the police gave him only GHs250.00 out of GHs890.00 they took from him.

On October 19, 2019, the investigator told the court that police were keeping monies taken from two of the accused, but could not mention the total amount.

The judge, Justice Mensah Datsa ordered the police to bring the rest of the money on the 19th of December which is the next date for the hearing of the case.

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Aghalor is being prosecuted alongside Elvis Ojiowe, Jeff Omasa and Yussif Yakubu.

Four other suspects, Seidu Abubakari aka MBA, Abdul Nazil, Safianu Abubakar and Abdul Raman Sulemana were discharged after the Attorney General dropped charges against them.

They were accused of playing various roles in the kidnapping of Lauren Patricia Catherine Tiley and Bailey Jordan Chilly, who were in Kumasi to participate in a youth programme on June 4, 2019.

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They were charged with two counts of conspiracy to kidnap, while Aghalor, Ojiyorwe, Omarsar and Yakubu, have been charged additionally with two counts of kidnapping.

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