Twenty-seven-year-old Sampson Aghaloro, aka Romeo who is the main architect of the kidnapping of the two Canadian girls, has pleaded guilty to the charges levelled against him but is begging Ghanaians, Nigerians and the victim's families to forgive him.
Romeo who rendered an unqualified apology before an Accra High Court presided over by Justice George Buadi, admitted playing a key role in the whole incident.
MyNewsGh.com details how Sampson allegedly masterminded the entire criminal act
The suspect succeeded in recruiting his accomplices and convincing them to agree to engage in the criminal activity that sent shockwaves down the spines of Ghanaians.
Sampson Aghaloro being the leader of the group and having hatched the plan to kidnap anybody in Ghana for monetary gains, recruited Elvis Ojiowe and Jeff Omasa from Nigeria and contacted Yusif Yakubu to assist them to execute their plan.
Sampson Aghaloro sent money to Yusif Yakubu to purchase two pistols and rented a car for the operation which he did.
The three Nigerians arrived in the country on 28th May 2019, stayed in different hotels in Ashaiman and moved to Kumasi after six days.
They lodged in St. Patrick hotel at Aboabo and with the help of Yusif Yakubu monitored the movements of the Canadian girls who lodged at Charity hotel at Asokwa.
On 2nd June 19, the four-member gang trailed three Canadian girls to a distance of about 600 metres and kidnapped two of them amidst warning shots from the two pistols they were wielding.
They took them to a rented two-bedroom uncompleted apartment at Abirem Wamoase.
They were kept there under the guard of two of the suspects, Jeff and Elvis until they were rescued this morning by the security operatives.
Sampson Aghaloro intimated that in the course of keeping the victim's hostage he got in touch of their parents and demanded $800,000 but they pleaded to offer $47,000. But could not get the opportunity to get that booty as they were arrested.