Kumasi, Sept 13, GNA - A Kumasi Circuit Court, presided over by Justice William Boampong, has sentenced a butcher to nine years imprisonment in hard labour for attempting to sell the son of his landlord for GH¢ 15,000.00.
Kwaku Musah Nyankini was charged with human trafficking and pleaded not guilty.
Abu Tawiah, who stood trial with him was, however, freed for the lack of evidence.
Police Chief Inspector Isaac Mensah Apenteng told the court that the convict was a tenant in the house of the victim’s father at Dampong in the Asante-Akim South District.
Nyankini had for some time now hatched an evil plan to sell the 19-year-old boy, Kwame Nyarko.
On May 6, he travelled to Kumasi to look for a prospective buyer and ended up at the Bolgatanga lorry station at Krofofrom, where one Kofi Adjei feigned interest.
The prosecution said Adjei alerted the police and fixed May 12, to seal the deal.
Nyankini was to bring the victim down to Kumasi on the appointed date.
Police Chief Apenteng said when Nyankini arrived with the boy as arranged he was arrested by the police.
The convict mentioned Tawiah as being the brain behind the offence.