Police have arrested a man who kidnapped a 10-year-old boy at Kintampo in the Bono East Region.
The man, Mahamadu Fulani, is reported to be a herdsman of the boy’s father.
According to reports, the accused on Monday, January 6, 2020 refused to bring the boy to his father after they took cattle for grazing.
The Police, in a Facebook post, Thursday, said the suspect rather called the boy’s family to demand a ransom of Twenty Thousand Ghana Cedis (Ghc 20,000.00) to guarantee his release.
“Police have arrested Mahamadu “Fulani” a herdsman who took a 10-year-old boy from Kintampo and demanded a ransom of twenty thousand Ghana Cedis (Ghc 20,000.00) before his release, in Yendi. On 6th January 2020 at Kintampo in the Bono East Region, suspect Mahamadu Fulani took the boy along with cattle belonging to the boy’s father to the grazing field for grazing and to return the same day.
“However, later in the day, the suspect called the father of the boy on fon to inform him that he has kidnapped the boy and would release him only if the father paid a ransom of Ghc 20,000.00,” the Police wrote on Facebook.
Upon investigation, suspect was arrested by police at Yendi in the Northern Region yesterday, January 8.
The Police post also added: “The victim has now been rescued to be reunited with his father.”