Sekondi High Court has ordered that the two persons accused of the subsequent murder of four Takoradi girls be sentenced to death.
The verdict was given today, Friday 5th March 2021, and it stands that the two accused who are Nigerians by names Samuel Udoetuk Wills and John Oji were found guilty of kidnapping and subsequent killing of the four Takoradi girls.
The High Court presided over by Justice Richard Adjei-Frimpong, an Appeals Court Judge with additional responsibility as High Court judge, gave the sentence after the 7-member jury found them guilty.
The four Takoradi girls went missing in 2017 and for the two Nigerians, they have been standing trails since 2019.
Samuel Udeotuk Wills and John Oji were charged for kidnapping and murder after the bodies of Ruth Abakah, 19, Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21, Ruth Love Quayson,18 and Priscilla Koranchie, 15 were discovered in their apartment following months of a national search for the victims.
The two pleaded not guilty to eight counts of conspiracy and murder.
Justice Richard Adjei Frimpong, however, gave Nigerians Samuel Udoetuk Wills and John Orji 30 days to appeal the judgement if need be.
Parents/relatives were all present for the 3 girls (Priscilla Blessing Bentum, Ruth Abakah, and Priscilla Koranchie) expect for the family of Ruth Abakah was absent from the hearing after showing no interest in the case since long.
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