The timely intervention of the Offinso Police saved a 27-year-old man from being lynched for allegedly attempting to kidnap two minors at Offinso in the Ashanti Region.
According to police, the suspect, Kwaku Boahen, was seen with two female children between the ages of three and four years at the outskirts of the town.
The suspect was apprehended by a teeming mob and was handed severe beatings after he tried to bolt. The suspect has since been admitted to the St. Patrick Hospital hospital under police guard after sustaining various degrees of injuries from the beating.
The Offinso Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Benedict Wonkyi said the minors have been handed over to their parents.
“The suspect by the name Kwaku Boahen, aged about 27 years, was with the said victims in a nearby bush on the outskirt of the township. He was suspected to have kidnapped the two children, and when an alarm was raised, he bolted and was later apprehended.
“He was severely beaten by his captives and he sustained injuries. He’s currently on admission at the St. Patrick Hospital under police guard responding to treatment”.
“However, the victims are safe and they have been handed over to their parents. Meanwhile, investigations are ongoing to find his accomplices.”