A magistrate court in Takoradi has sentenced the Nigerian at the centre of the three kidnapped Takoradi girls case, Samuel Wills, to 18 months’ imprisonment for escaping lawful custody.
The Takoradi Market Circle Court handed him the jail sentence on Monday.
Udoetuk Wills, after an earlier arrest on suspicion of the kidnapping, broke jail in December 2018.
He was, however, re-arrested on 3 January 2019 and was charged with escaping from lawful custody and destroying state property.
Meanwhile over 1,00 Ghanaians have signed an online petition as they look to pile pressure on the police to find the three Takoradi kidnapped girls.
The online petition initiated by Child Rights International is asking Ghanaians to support the families to demand the whereabouts of the girls – 26 days after the assurance from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) that they know where the girls are..
After almost nine months, Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, 15, Ruth Love Quayson, 18, and Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21 have still not been found.