Foreign student held in boot for 3 days

LazyLion

King of de Jungle
Joined
Mar 17, 2005
Messages
101,726
#2
Bloemfontein - An exchange student from Ghana was kidnapped by ruthless robbers who stuffed him into the boot of a car where he spent three freezing nights before being rescued.

Enoch Owusu Sekyere, 25, had been in the country for a month, doing research for his M.Sc degree in agricultural economics at the University of the Free State, reported Volksblad.

He was allegedly kidnapped by four men who held him hostage while stealing money from his account.

They used about R5 000 to make several purchases at shops in the city.

Police officers described Sekyere’s rescue as a miracle.

A friend who was with Sekyere when they were accosted by the armed men said the robbers had let him go, but had taken Sekyere when they found American dollars on him. They then searched his dorm room and assaulted him until he gave them his PIN number.

The friend reported the incident to police and task team, detectives and crime intelligence operation was mobilised.

Police found Sekyere’s cellphone in his room and monitored how robbers were withdrawing money from his account and where his credit card was being used.

One of the suspects was arrested at a shop when he wanted to buy some of the purchased goods.

Sekyere was found with his hands and feet bound and covered with a blanket. He had been badly assaulted and was unable to use his hands.

Sekyere, who was in a state of shock and dehydrated, was taken to hospital for treatment.
 

modern10

Expert Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2010
Messages
1,776
#7
Does News24 implement AA? Is it usual for news editors in SA not to 'sign' their articles? FFS, even wikipedia asks for a signature :D
News24 doesn't have journalists therefore no editors required. They make use of newsfeeds from news agencies
 
Joined
May 24, 2011
Messages
2,004
#11
News24 doesn't have journalists therefore no editors required. They make use of newsfeeds from news agencies
TX for clarifying. Everyday I learn a bit more about your country. If News24 function as a news aggregator, surely they can't be held responsible.
 
F

Fudzy

Guest
#12
The story comes from Volksblad, I'd blame the translators more than the journos though the Google Translation is something special:

http://www.volksblad.com/nuus/2013-06-23-rowers-gryp-troskie-seun

nscrupulous thieves who pose as police officers do, lately at least twice struck youth in Bloemfontein. One of their victims was the teenage son of a well-known businessman Boet Troskie.
In the other incident, a KOVSIE, an exchange student from Ghana, kidnapped, forced into the boot of a car and only three bitter cold nights later rescued by the police from the boot.
Two robbers, who pretended to be police officers did, Jamie Troskie and his friend Dylon Francis (both 15) on Friday at about 19:00 in the parking lot at the Mimosa Mall ordered to climb into their vehicle.
Tereza Troskie, Jamie's mother, said the men told the boys that they were police officers and arrest them if they did not hand over their mobile phones.
She said the boys freaked out and they believed the men were police officers.
They have their phones over to the men. The men were the sons outside the mall downloaded.
No one has been arrested in connection with the incident.
The next morning Enoch Owusu Sekyere, 25 saved after good police work after Wednesday around 21:00 assaulted and kidnapped by four men.
He miraculously survived three nights in the boot.
Four men were arrested on Saturday and will appear in court today.
Police officers Sekyere's survival as a miracle.
The robbers Sekyere, about a month in South Africa, while they stole money from his account.
They used about R5 000 for purchases at several stores in the city.
Sekyere is one of a group of students the Erasmus Mundus Intra ACP bursary from Polytechnic of Namibia.
He does research for nine months for his Masters degree in agricultural economics at the University of the Free State (UFS), Lacea Loader UFS spokesperson said.
Captain. Police spokesperson Chaka Marope is Sekyere a friend, Emmanuel Donkor, a gate at the UFS by the four men stopped.
He said the men, targeting foreigners, as police officers and held the two students at gunpoint.
They Donkor away, but kept Sekyere got their U.S. dollars to him. The robbers also searched his dorm room for more dollars. He was beaten until he gave them his pin number.
Donkor, the next day the incident at the Park Road police station and a task force detectives and crime intelligence was immediately mobilized.
Police Sekyere's phone in his room and monitored how the robbers withdrew money from his account and his credit card be used anywhere.
They arrested one of the robbers when he was about 08:00 Saturday goods he bought the previous day, at a shop in the city center to go up.
"He first said the student was killed and his body was found on Ladybrand burned, but after further questioning he police to a house in Phase 6, where the student in the boot of a car has been found," said Marope.
The car was stolen in Pretoria.
Sekyere's hands and feet were tied with ropes and he was covered with a blanket.
He was badly beaten and kicked and could not use his hands.
"When we open the boot, his eyes wide. I told him: 'We're not all like that, "said a policeman.
Marope Sekyere was very shocked, dehydrated, and his face and eyes swollen.
Donkor said he was relieved and pleased his friend was found safe.
"I was very worried about him. He is doing well and is out of the hospital. By God's grace it well with us. "nscrupulous thieves who pose as police officers do, lately at least twice struck youth in Bloemfontein. One of their victims was the teenage son of a well-known businessman Boet Troskie.
In the other incident, a KOVSIE, an exchange student from Ghana, kidnapped, forced into the boot of a car and only three bitter cold nights later rescued by the police from the boot.
Two robbers, who pretended to be police officers did, Jamie Troskie and his friend Dylon Francis (both 15) on Friday at about 19:00 in the parking lot at the Mimosa Mall ordered to climb into their vehicle.
Tereza Troskie, Jamie's mother, said the men told the boys that they were police officers and arrest them if they did not hand over their mobile phones.
She said the boys freaked out and they believed the men were police officers.
They have their phones over to the men. The men were the sons outside the mall downloaded.
No one has been arrested in connection with the incident.
The next morning Enoch Owusu Sekyere, 25 saved after good police work after Wednesday around 21:00 assaulted and kidnapped by four men.
He miraculously survived three nights in the boot.
Four men were arrested on Saturday and will appear in court today.
Police officers Sekyere's survival as a miracle.
The robbers Sekyere, about a month in South Africa, while they stole money from his account.
They used about R5 000 for purchases at several stores in the city.
Sekyere is one of a group of students the Erasmus Mundus Intra ACP bursary from Polytechnic of Namibia.
He does research for nine months for his Masters degree in agricultural economics at the University of the Free State (UFS), Lacea Loader UFS spokesperson said.
Captain. Police spokesperson Chaka Marope is Sekyere a friend, Emmanuel Donkor, a gate at the UFS by the four men stopped.
He said the men, targeting foreigners, as police officers and held the two students at gunpoint.
They Donkor away, but kept Sekyere got their U.S. dollars to him. The robbers also searched his dorm room for more dollars. He was beaten until he gave them his pin number.
Donkor, the next day the incident at the Park Road police station and a task force detectives and crime intelligence was immediately mobilized.
Police Sekyere's phone in his room and monitored how the robbers withdrew money from his account and his credit card be used anywhere.
They arrested one of the robbers when he was about 08:00 Saturday goods he bought the previous day, at a shop in the city center to go up.
"He first said the student was killed and his body was found on Ladybrand burned, but after further questioning he police to a house in Phase 6, where the student in the boot of a car has been found," said Marope.
The car was stolen in Pretoria.
Sekyere's hands and feet were tied with ropes and he was covered with a blanket.
He was badly beaten and kicked and could not use his hands.
"When we open the boot, his eyes wide. I told him: 'We're not all like that, "said a policeman.
Marope Sekyere was very shocked, dehydrated, and his face and eyes swollen.
Donkor said he was relieved and pleased his friend was found safe.
"I was very worried about him. He is doing well and is out of the hospital. By God's grace it well with us. "
 
Top