S/R: Two kidnapped victims released after a week in custody

 Nyaandiya and Marchu who were reportedly kidnapped at Abotape on their way from Daboya in the North Gonja District on June 11 2021, have been released after seven days in custody.

This was after the families of the victims paid a ransom to the tune of Gh¢ 60,000 to the kidnappers who asked that the money should be dropped at a bush near Mepeamsem, a community around Yapei in the Central Gonja District of the Savannah Region.

The two, a close source revealed, are on their way to Abotape the community where they were allegedly kidnapped a week ago.

Meanwhile, investigators of the alleged kidnapped case involving the two Fulani victims are yet to speak to the issue.

Background

The victims, Nyaandiya and Marchu, were allegedly kidnapped at Abotape, a Fulani farming community on their way from Daboya on June 11, 2021. The alleged kidnappers were said to have asked for a ransom pecked at Gh¢ 130,000 before the kidnapped victims are released.

Families of the victims were given up to the close of Monday June 14, 2021 to make available the said money they asked for or they waste the lives of the captives.


A similar kidnapping case was reported at Soale-pe a community near Damongo in the West Gonja Municipality on June 5, 2021 where an Alhaji also of Fulani extraction was kidnapped en route to his cattle farm.

After unsuccessful efforts by the police to track down the perpetrators, the family of the victim had to send an amount of Gh¢ 29,000 ( Gh¢ 21,000 short of the Gh¢ 50,000 the kidnappers initially demanded ) to the kidnappers before the victim was released on June 10, 2021 after an official complaint was made at the Damongo Municipal police Command.

This brings to three, the number of recorded kidnapped cases in the Savannah Region this year with Fulanis been the target.

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