A student who was kidnapped from Kumasi to an unknown destination in Accra has escaped after a man offered him a lift school.
A nineteen-year old Senior High School (SHS) final year student claimed that he was kidnapped by some unknown men in the later part of last month from Kumasi to Accra.
The student (name and school withheld) said that he was taken by his captors on 29th March, 2014 from Kumasi to an unknown destination after a man in a queue at Tech Junction in Kumasi offered to help him go to school.
He narrated that he chose to accept the lift offered by the man to Asokore Mampong due to the lack of vehicle at the station but he however ended up at Me Die in Accra.
According to him, two other men were picked while they travelled forced him to sit in the middle of them in the back seat of the vehicle in which they were travelling.
“However, while on the way, one of the men received a telephone call and something fell down… while I helped pick the item from the ground, I felt I was injected with a substance which made me unconscious...,” He narrated. According to him, he discovered that he had been transported into an ‘unknown location’ after he regained consciousness where he sat in the midst of about ten other youths of his kind.
He claimed that he spent about ten days at the location where none of them was unable to escape because they were weak since they were never served with food but water only.
He continued that his captors came from one of the kidnapped boys intermittently and never returned to the person.
His fear, he said, increased when one of the kidnapped persons died and his body was taken away by the kidnappers to an unknown location.
The final year student who claimed he missed some of his WASSCE papers as a result of this said he managed to escape on 7th April, 2014 from the custody of the kidnappers while he was taken to a location to ease himself.
He said after running several minutes from his kidnapper, he was eventually helped by a night worker at a Modex filling where he finally arrived.
Several interventions at the Amasaman Police, he said eventually led to him reconciling with his family in Kumasi.
Source: Adom Online