An aide to the Western Regional Minister, Justice Acquah has revealed that the minister had to pay an amount of GHS3000 as ransom in order to get the missing allegedly pregnant Takoradi woman released by kidnappers.
Speaking to citinews, Justice Acquah, said that the payment of the ransom by the police was made in collaboration with the mother of the woman.
“At the point of the payment, the mother was collaborating with the police to find the exact location of the woman. The Minister gave the money to the police to give to the kidnappers because he wanted to get to the bottom of the matter. It was an amount of GHS 3,000 given to the police through the Regional Commander. But the kidnappers initially demanded an amount of GHS 500 and increased it to a GHS 1,000”
Meanwhile the police and the minister have disputed the pregnancy claims of the woman and have declared her a suspect for faking her kidnapping and pregnancy.