Ghana Police has arrested an 18-year old final year student of Eguafo Senior High school (SHS) in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo- Abrem (KEEA) Municipality in the Central Region for kidnapping.
The Police are also seriously looking for two other accomplices who have fled and are currently on the run.
Daniel Wallace together with his two accomplices, kidnapped two children aged five and six years to be precise at Komenda on Thursday June 04 and demanded an amount of ¢8,000 from their parents before they release their children for them.
Paul Arkorful the Assembly Member for Kisi Electoral Area indicated that one of the kidnapped children was a nephew of Daniel.
What probably would have pushed Daniel to have kidnapped his own nephew?
The Assembly Member said on Thursday June 04, he received a panting call from the Police about the kidnapping of two children at his Electoral Area.
According to the Assembly man, the Police implored the community leaders to make announcements at their information centres and also help arrest the kidnappers.
Mr Arkorful said with the help of the Queen Mother of Kissi, Nana Efua Badu II, the Police CID and the community leaders, Daniel was arrested but he failed to mention the names of his two accomplices who are on the run.
Daniel was arrested when a Police Woman posed as the mother of one of the kidnapped children and bargained for the amount to be reduced on phone.
According to him, she bargained with the kidnappers until the amount was reduced to ¢500 and the kidnappers provided a mobile money number for the money to be transferred into.
He said the Police got into contact with MTN for that number to be blocked after the money had been paid and subsequently traced the owner of number to Kissi where Daniel was arrested on Sunday June 06.
The Assembly member expressed worry about the increasing level of crimes in the community and called for police patrols in the Area.
The Central Region Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Oppong confirmed the arrest of the suspect, saying further investigations are being carried out.