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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Update: Fifth soldier arrested in MD's abduction

A fifth soldier alleged to be involved in the kidnapping of Mr Albert Mmegwa, the Managing Director of Intercontinental Bank, Ghana, on April 6, 2009, has been arrested.

Four other soldiers had earlier been arrested in connection with the case. They are Henry Adu-Yeboah, Godwin Avege, Patrick Akeleyera and Thomas Obeng Adjei, all said to be Lance Corporals. The name of the fifth accomplice has been given as Dotse.

Six civilians had early on been arrested by the police in connection with the case.

The civilians are Moses Ayuba, 32, alias Chairman, who is alleged to be the kingpin of the gang; Mark Benad, 24, Abdulai Mohammed Takai, 33, all Nigerians; and Foster Senu, 27, Samuel Eklu, 24, and George Adjei, all Ghanaians.

The Director-General of the CID, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Frank Adu-Poku, told the Daily Graphic last Friday that four soldiers had been arrested for their alleged involvement in the kidnapping of Mr Mmegwa, while a fifth was on the run.

One of the soldiers was arrested last Wednesday, after the Inspector General of Police had written to the Military High Command for their arrest.

Mr Adu-Poku said following his arrest, the first soldier mentioned the names of four other soldiers who were involved in the abduction of Mr Mmegwa.

Mr Adu-Poku said based on that information, three of the soldiers were arrested on Thursday.

He said Mr Mmegwa had earlier indicated to the police that there were six soldiers who approached him as he drove home on that fateful day.

The Daily Graphic, in its Thursday, August 6, 2009 edition, reported the arrest of six persons suspected to have kidnapped Mr Albert Mmegwa.

Although the bank had earlier denied paying any ransom for his release, the police confirmed that $100,000 was paid before Mr Mmegwa was released on April 8, 2009.

Source: Daily Graphic/Ghana

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