Suspects Of 4 Takoradi Missing Girls in Ghana Sentenced To Death By Hanging
The two Nigerian Suspects, Samuel Udeotuk Wills, and his counterpart John Orji were arrested and charged for kidnapping and murdering four girls in Takoradi namely; Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21; Ruth Abakah, 19; Ruth Love Quayson, 18; and Priscilla Koranchie, 15.
Samuel Udoetuk Wills and John Oji, the two Nigerians who were singled out in the murder of four missing girls from Takoradi, have been found guilty and sentenced to death by a court today.
They have been found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging today.
They have been given 30 days within which they can appeal the sentence.
The High Court presided over by Judge Richard Adjei-Frimpong, a Court of Appeal judge with additional responsibility as a High Court judge, handed down the sentence after the 7-member jury found them guilty.
The girls went missing between July and December 2018 and confirmed dead by the police in August 2019.
The accused persons in the case were both Nigerian nationals and friends. The first accused Udoetuk Wills who claimed to be a trader was resident in Kansaworado in Takoradi, while the second accused person, John Oji, also claims to be a salesman at a tobacco dealership form in Port Harcourt, Nigeria but often visits Udoetuk Wills in Kansaworado.
The first of the four to be kidnapped was identified as Ruth Abeka 18 and resident at Diabene with the grandparents and other siblings, followed by Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21 and a student of University of Education, Winneba, and resides at Diabenekrom with the parents.
The third victim, Ruthlove Quayson, 18, was a student and also resides at Diabenekrom with her parents, and the fourth Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, 15, who also resided at Fijai Hills with her parents.