One of the suspects’ who has been arrested by the Police in Kumasi for allegedly kidnapping a 14-year-old boy at Kwamo near Ejisu has appealed for a pardon.
According to Charles Appiah, 38, he deeply regrets his action and begs all Ghanaians including President Akufo Addo to forgive him of his sins.
Charles and his friend Mannaseh Fumeh, 29, according to police, demanded 3000 dollars from the family of the 14-year-old before his release.
They were arrested Tuesday evening at Kwamo. A third suspect only known as Felix is on the run according to the Ashanti regional Police Public Relations Officer ASP Godwin Ahianyor.
Addressing Journalists Wednesday, ASP Ahianyor said Felix on March 24, invited the victim to the KNUST junction to give him a smart phone.
But Felix kidnapped the victim and locked him in a secluded building at an area known as Apatrampa. He later contacted the victim’s grandmother to demand a 3000 dollar ransom.
The victim on the 26th March, however, managed to escape from the abandoned building and started calling for help. A passerby saw him and alerted the Police, he was rescued and investigations led to the arrest of Appiah and Fumeh.
Charles and Mannaseh face charges of conspiracy to commit crime and kidnapping.
The Magistrate, His Worship Michael Ocloo has remanded the two into Prison custody to reappear on April 4, 2019.
Ahead of his plea being taken, Charles Appiah who confessed to masterminding the kidnapping said he regrets the action and wants his sins to be forgiven.
“Before God, I’ve deeply regretted my and I’m so sorry for my wife and family. I beg all Ghanaians to forgive me. I don’t know what else to say, right after the police arrested me I felt so remorseful. I plead for pardon everyone who knows me should forgive me, I’ve regretted my actions if even the President hears of this he should forgive me.”