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Two men nabbed for selling a 20-year-old for $160,000

Two men are in the grips of the Swedru Divisional Police Command for attempting to sell a Benin national for $160,000. 

Two men  nabbed for selling a 20-year-old for $160,000

The suspects ,Issa Baba a 27-year-old Ghanaian and his accomplice who has been identified as Ibrahim Keita,a Malian,both residing in Agona Nyakrom has hatched the plan to sell the victim, Massin Sousu a 20-year-old,at the said cost and were looking for a buyer. 

An informant during the month of April 2020 approached Detective Sergeant Edem Ametorwogah of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Swedru Divisional Police that the suspects were looking for a prospective buyer. 

According to sources, the CID then posed as the buyer and started communicating with with the suspect in an attempt to buy the victim at the agreed cost. 

At about 8am on June 26,2020, Sergeant Ametorwogah was informed by the suspects that the victim has arrived from Benin and was being housed at Agona Swedru and they both agreed to meet to conclude the transaction. 

A team of Police Detectives led by Detective Sergeant Clement Yamoah were dispatched to follow the suspects and the victim together with the buyer to a Guest House to enable the buyer to pay the said amount to take custody of the victim. 

The suspects decided to meet the buyer without the victim and told the buyer that they have left the victim at the Awutu Bawjiase lorry station. 

Subsequently, the suspects led the buyer  who was trailed by the Police to Bawjiase lorry station where the victim was waiting for the suspects before payment could be done  ,and in the process, the police team arrested the suspects. 

The suspects have since been sent to the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Ghana Police Service for further Investigation. 

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  1. Kwasea boys. They should be given a lifetime imprisonment paa. The victim is even from Benin. Oh poor boy.


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