Court in Ghana sentenced tow Nigerians to death by hanging for kidnapping, and murder of four Ghana school girls.
The high court sitting in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana sentenced the accused to death after they were found guilty of kidnapping and killing four schoolgirls.
Samuel Udoetuk Wills and John Oji, were sentenced on Friday afternoon, March 5, for kidnapping and killing Ruth Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum, Priscilla Koranchie and Ruth Abekah, aged 18 years in Takoradi, Ghana.
The bodies of the girls were said to have been discovered in their apartment in 2019 following months of a national search for the victims. The two Nigerians have been in detention since then.
As reported by GhanaWeb, the duo were found guilty by the seven-member jury at the Sekondi High Court. They were before the Sekondi High Court on eight counts of conspiracy to commit murder and murder.
They however pleaded not guilty to all the charges
The High Court, presided over by Justice Richard Adjei-Frimpong, gave the death sentence after the seven-member jury found them guilty. They have however been given 30 days within which they can appeal the sentence.