The Juabeng Circuit Court has sentenced two men accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old boy at Kwamo near Ejisu to 12 years imprisonment.

Charles Appiah was sentenced to five years and nine years respectively for the two counts of conspiracy to commit crime and kidnapping to run concurrently.

He pleaded guilty to all charges.

Mannaseh Fumeh, a security guard at Living Waters Hospital at Ejisu was slapped with three years imprisonment with hard labour for failing to report a felony.

He had earlier pleaded not guilty with explanation to conspiracy as well as not guilty to kidnapping.

The prosecution told the court that the two friends who lived in the same vicinity as the family of the victim planned and kidnapped the boy with the help of two others now at large.

Charles, 38, and his friend Mannaseh Fumeh, 29, according to police, demanded 3000 dollars from the family of the 14-year-old before his release.

A third suspect only known as Felix who is on the run according to the Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer ASP Godwin Ahianyor on March 24, invited the victim to the KNUST junction to give him a smartphone.

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.