A High Court in Ghana’s Western Region on Friday, March 5, handed a death sentence to two people for kidnapping and murder of four young girls in the capital Takoradi.
Samuel Udeotuk Wills and John Oji were charged for kidnapping and murdering Ruth Abakah, 19; Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21; Ruth Love Quayson,18 and Priscilla Koranchie, 15.
Justice Richard Agyei Frimpong announced the decision on the charges filed in 2018. A seven-member jury found them guilty on all eight counts of the charge of conspiracy to committing murder and committing murder.
After reading the verdict for close to three hours, the judge reminded the counsel for the two convicts of right to appeal within 30 days.
Security was beefed up in the court.
The two have been sentenced to death by hanging. Whilst some were satisfied with it, other relatives were still in denial.
A concerned mother who was at the High Court, Josephine Amo in an interview expressed satisfaction with the judgment.
“If they will really abide by what they are saying, then I am pleased with it,” she told the media after the proceedings.
However, one of the victim’s relative, Francis Bentum said he is unconcerned about the judgment pronounced by the court.
According to him, his child is not dead since the former Criminal Investigation Department boss, Tiwa Maame Yaa Addo Dankwah assured them that their daughters are still alive.
He accused the Police of conjuring the DNA report that confirms the death of victims in order to clear the case from their desk.
Source: Daily Mail GH