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Court remands four over kidnapping

Four persons who allegedly kidnapped a 23-year-old hairdresser at Nungua Coco Beach on Friday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.

The accused are Ivan Nelson, aka Champagne, a trader; Moris Adesowa a hair stylist; Luis Victor, a musician; and Tina Konadu, a sales girl and girlfriend of Adesowa.

The four alleged that the victim’s brother had stolen their Iphone six plus, an Infinix phone, a Samsung phone and an HP laptop hence their decision to kidnap the victim for his brother to return those items.

They four have been variously charged with conspiracy to commit crime, kidnapping, assault and abetment of crime.

They have denied all the charges before the court presided over by Mrs. Rita Abrokwah Doko.

All the accused persons are expected to reappear on April 4.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire said complainant Frank Saint Patrick, is an Entertainer and brother of the victim.

Prosecution said the accused resides in same building but different apartment at Klagon and on March 18, this year, Nelson, Adesowa and Victor went to the Nungua Coco Beach and kidnapped the victim into a taxi cab and sent her to Adesowa’s room at Klagon.

Prosecution said the accused persons warned the victim to produce his brother known as Elijah Moses whom they claimed had stolen their items.

Mr Atimbire said they further held that they would not release the victim until his brother produced the stolen items and was subjected to severe beatings by Adesowa and Victor.

Prosecution said one Treasure, the victim’s friend informed the complainant who in turn reported the matter to the Police.

He said at about 2030 hours on the same day, the four accused persons were nabbed by the Police.

Prosecution said 30-minutes after the arrest the accused led the Police to where the victim was being kept, where Konadu who had the keys to the place opened the door of the room and victim was rescued.

He said Police then issued a medical report form to the victim to seek medical care.

Source: GNA

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