Kidnapped 17-year-old girl ‘rescued’ by police in Aflao

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The Ho District Police Command has rescued a 17-year old Senior High School Student after she was kidnapped by some persons for about 48 hours.

A second year student of Sonrise Senior High School in the Ho Municipality of the Volta Region, who had gone missing on Monday, January 21, spent close to 24 hours in a critical condition with her kidnappers.

Looking traumatized after her rescue, the young lady could barely narrate what transpired after being kidnapped just moments after getting on board a taxi around the Ho SSNIT flat.

Ms. Beatrice Dzorvakpor, an aunt of the girl could barely hide her joy after Police managed to rescue her.

According to her, the young girl on Monday around 9:15am left home to the bank, with the sum of GHC620.00 to pay her school fees but did not return.

She said after more than two hours, she started calling “her number but there was no response until the phone went off.

“This was not normal of her, she has never done it before, so I sent her picture to a friend of mine who works in the bank to check if she was at the bank that morning but I was told no”.

“So I concluded that the money is lost so she may be in town looking for it”.

She said in the company of some siblings, they roamed some parts of the town where they felt she could be, after which they went to her school where the house master told them that she had not reported to school.

According to her, while they headed to the police station in Ho to lodge a complaint around 4:00pm, she received a message from her.

“I was like oh; she might now come home, but when I opened the message I saw her tied and she looked assaulted, I thought she was dead so I shouted”.

She said, when she replied the message “where are you?” the reply was calm, and then she was informed that her daughter had been kidnapped.

Ms. Dzorvakpor continued that she had a long conversation with the unknown guy, who again messaged her that, “Your niece is a virgin and good for sacrificial lamb”.

According to her, she quickly forwarded the chat to the police and also took directions from the CID as in how to reply the messages.

She said the kidnappers did not demand anything from her, as the kidnapper only told her that, he will release the victim in the absence of his boss.

On Tuesday January 22 around 5:00pm, a message came in again that “we should come for her in Aflao, so I contacted the police and they were chased.”

But before the police got to the boarder, the kidnapper who turned to favour the victim packed “the vehicle at a distance” whilst she was commanded to run away.

The victim was quickly rushed to the Regional Hospital for treatment, and was later discharged from the hospital in the late hours of Wednesday, January 23.

She was robbed of the GHC620.00 which was her fees, while her student and hospital card were also taken away.

Speaking on the development, the Ho District Police Commander, DSP Anthony Danso, said his men had “intelligence that the culprits headed towards Aflao, so police personnel on the boarder intercepted the girl as she was stranded after her release”.

He said while interrogating the victim after she “gained conscious” she told them that she could only remember that she found herself in an uncompleted building, after which she also saw a sign post of “Awudome Secondary School, Awudome Bame and Goil Station at Ho Bankoe”

The Commander said a thorough investigation is underway to track down the perpetrators.

 

Source: Albert Kuzor

 

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