My name is not John & I was compelled to say the girls are dead – Suspect in kidnapped Taadi girls’ case.
At the Takoradi Magistrate Court, Thursday 18th June, 2020, a suspect in the alleged murder of the four Takoradi girls said he was compelled to say all that he said in court earlier.
The suspect John Orji also mentioned that his real name is Prince and not John as in the docket and in media reports. “Ever since the guy was brought to court with his face covered, we started suspecting him” a sister of one of the ‘murdered’ girls told www.233times.net.
Again, he added that he was compelled to make a false confession that the girls are dead.
In February this year, suspects in the Takoradi kidnapping case were charged with murder at a Takoradi Magistrate Court. This was after the State Attorney, Adeliade Kobiri-Woode dropped the previous suit against two of the suspects – John Orji and Sam Udoetuk Wills, at the Sekondi High Court.
John Orji and Sam Udoetuk Wills had initially been charged with six counts of conspiracy to commit a crime to wit kidnapping and kidnapping after the disappearance of four girls from the Takoradi Metropolis.
The victims, Priscilla Bentum, Ruth Love Quayson, Priscilla Mantebea Kuranchie and Ruth Abakah who were kidnapped between July and December 2018 were eventually confirmed dead in August 2019.
The case has been adjourned to 17th July, 2020.