The Bolgatanga East District Police Command has arrested two suspects for allegedly trying to abduct a child from Dulugu, a suburb of Zuarungu.
The suspects, Abziah Dominic, aged 23 years and David Apass, aged 21, were arrested at their hideout at Kumbusigo, a suburb of Zuarungu.
[contextly_sidebar id=”V7y26V0P7xfx44f12wZsm9DFGXaGOvYF”]On Sunday, June, 16, the suspects made some moves towards the children, scaring all of them but the victim.
The suspects picked up the victim and took him into a nearby bush but the suspects took to their heels when one of the other kids raised an alarm.
The community members who came out to rescue the child identified the assailants leading to their arrest.
Confirming the incident to Citi News, the Bolga East District Police Commander, ASP Gabriel Hiamade said, the suspects will be processed for court soon.
Knives, pounded herbs and some substance believed to be Indian herb were found on the suspects.
The suspects are in the custody of the Bolga East police.
Police begin investigations into Maamobi child stealing incident
In a related development, the police are investigating a West African national who attempted to steal a four-year-old boy at Maamobi in Accra on Sunday.
The suspect was arrested by some residents after he reportedly tried to lure the four-year-old boy into a black Toyota vehicle close by.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Greater Accra Regional Police, ASP Afia Tenge told Citi News that the suspect was mobbed by angry residents after his other four accomplices managed to escape.
“Statements have been taken from the complaint. We have heard that others are using the word kidnap. We want to caution members of the public against its usage. It is appropriate that we use the word stealing since we do know not the intent behind it. So the case is under investigations and any update will be shared with the public.”