THE RING leader of the eight suspects who are in court for allegedly kidnapping two Canadian ladies has apologized for his role in the kidnapping incident.

Sampson Aghalor, alias Romeo in court today apologized to the victims, their families, the Republic of Ghana and the Republic of Nigeria.

He said, even though he played a role in the kidnapping incident, not all the issues said about him are true.


Aghalor, a Nigerian like Yusif Yakubu accused the BNI of torture, a development he said forced him to write a statement against himself in the matter.

According to him, his pregnant wife from Nigeria who was in Ghana to visit him was prevented from seeing him and has since gone back.

He also accused the BNI of beating them and that they have no one to talk to.

He, therefore, prayed for the court to remand them to prisons custody instead of the BNI where they can have people to talk to.


The Attorney Generals Department represented by Senior State Attorney Hilda Craig, denied any case of torture as alleged by the suspects.

She said the accusation by the suspects was an afterthought and one aimed at fabricating stories to pain the BNI black.

The Senior State Attorney told the court that the prayer for them to be remanded at prisons custody should be declined because it will delay investigations.

She prayed for them to be remanded at the Police custody at the BNI headquarters.


The court presided over by Justice George BUADI in a related development has granted the state request for a warrant for the arrest of two persons involved in the case.

The two who according to the state are resident of Kumasi were only mentioned at Mohammed and Derry.

The state attorney said they have their photographs and prayed the court to allow them to publish in the Daily Graphic, the Daily Guide, the Ghanaian Times and social media platforms for their arrest.

The court however granted their application and issue a bench warrant for their arrest.


Andrew Kudjo Vortia, counsel for Seidu Abubakari, informed the court that the state had made no case for his client for which reason he should be kept in custody.

But the court said he ought to come by formal application.

The case has been adjourned to July 15 after the state had requested for three weeks to be able to finish its investigations.

She said the victim’s who are traumatized are with their family and are with their families through the embassies to contact them.


The eights suspects who stand accused of the kidnapping incident are Sampson Aghalor, Elvis Ojiyorwe, Jeff Omarsar, Yusif Yakubu, Abdul Nasir, Seidu Abubakari, Safianu Abubakar and Abdul Karim Suleman

By: Muntala Inusah