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BREAKING: 2 Kidnappers Sentenced to DEATH Over 3 Takoradi Girls

2 Kidnappers Sentenced to death over 3 Takoradi Girls

Breaking news coming in indicates 2 Kidnappers have been sentenced to death over 3 Takoradi Girls kidnapped and killed between 2018 and 2019.

A Sekondi High court has sentenced to death, the two accused persons behind the kidnapping and subsequent murder of the 4 Takoradi girls.

However, the Judge has given a 30-day window for the accused to appeal, if need be.

Samuel Udoetuk Wills and John Oji, second accused, both Nigerians, were facing trial in connection with the kidnapping and murder of four girls; Ruth Quayson, 18; Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21; Priscilla Koranchie, 15; and Ruth Abekah, 18, who got missing between August 2018 and January 2019.

The two pleaded not guilty to eight counts of conspiracy and murder.

Ghana has not executed anyone since 1993, and the number of death-eligible crimes has decreased in recent years (since at least 2003, robbery offenses are no longer punishable by death).

At all four UN General Assembly votes on a universal moratorium on executions, Ghana abstained from voting. The ruling of the court on the above case will be a topical issue, and the international community and media may zero down on Ghana on the death penalty.

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Amnesty International and other global organizations have been knocking on the doors of Ghana to abolish the death penalty and erase it from the statute of the country

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