Foreign student kidnapped, held in car boot for 3 days

Foreign student kidnapped, held in car boot for 3 days
Published: 2013 June 24 11:54:00 (3665 Views)
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 South Africa 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.

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.

Source - News24

Tags: kidnap,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

| Comment With Facebook Submit

There are no comments.

News Big Reads

Horn grows out of woman's head

by June Mpofu | 4 hours ago | 242 Views

Drunk rapist forced off woman by cops

by June Mpofu | 17 hours ago | 248 Views

Woman bashed for asking for sex during Bible study

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 26 20:32:23 | 175 Views

TV journalists shot during live report

by Prince Cox | 2015 August 26 20:06:48 | 279 Views

'Snake pastor turns congregants to sheep, snakes and statues'

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 26 20:11:24 | 169 Views

Cops arrested for stealing R250,000

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 26 08:40:35 | 210 Views

Boy born with 3 privates

by Prince Cox | 2015 August 26 08:39:02 | 368 Views

'Snake, instead of husband, sleeps with me'

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 25 21:46:08 | 296 Views

'God' told to change his name

by Prince Cox | 2015 August 25 21:20:34 | 232 Views

'Dead' girl wakes up in coffin screaming for help

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 25 20:45:10 | 371 Views

Women 'leave child behind after shoplifting'

by Prince Cox | 2015 August 24 21:31:11 | 354 Views

Restaurant serves poo flavoured curry

by Prince Cox | 2015 August 24 21:31:24 | 492 Views

Traditional healer goes blind 'after duping client'

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 23 12:18:12 | 634 Views

'Cow destroyed my manhood' claims man

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 23 11:57:10 | 561 Views

Toy dinosaur gets stuck inside woman's privates

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 22 01:08:21 | 536 Views

Teenager gang raped then both eyes cut out by own sister

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 22 00:59:21 | 652 Views

Mistress whips and locks up lover for sex

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 21 11:49:17 | 754 Views

Woman burns lover's privates for cheating

by Prince Cox | 2015 August 18 19:56:21 | 787 Views

Men banned from village for 25 years

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 17 22:22:27 | 785 Views

Man with 'female-like' breasts approaches prophet for help

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 17 22:10:55 | 615 Views

Mandela's grandson accused of raping 15-year-old girl

by Hope Freedom | 2015 August 16 12:26:09 | 904 Views

Man goes to doctor with sore leg, discovers he has half a brain

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 16 11:48:31 | 687 Views

Woman smashes up hairdressers with sledgehammer after bad haircut

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 16 11:30:22 | 662 Views

Could Lasers Cure HIV? TED Fellow Patience Mthunzi explains

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 15 22:33:37 | 714 Views

Woman keeps sister locked up in closet for 7 years

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 15 18:08:29 | 752 Views

Woman hits boyfriend's other lover with flowerpot

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 15 17:40:47 | 615 Views

God does not like Mugabe's successors says Grace Mugabe

by Hope Freedom | 2015 August 15 10:17:05 | 756 Views

Man gives up being human to live like a goat

by Prince Cox | 2015 August 15 10:09:32 | 621 Views

Parents sue doctors for deciding their child is a girl

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 15 09:34:32 | 639 Views

Care worker films herself sexually abusing patients as old as 101

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 14 07:40:47 | 766 Views

Teen burns herself after weeks of sexual harassment

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 14 07:19:40 | 619 Views

Cop shoots himself in the foot

by Prince Cox | 2015 August 13 20:34:40 | 610 Views

Boxer cuts off lawyer's privates, flushes them down the toilet

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 13 18:50:06 | 661 Views

Mum leaves baby to die while she has sex with stranger

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 12 22:13:30 | 797 Views

Man poos himself trying to impress the ladies

by Prince Cox | 2015 August 12 21:54:30 | 795 Views

Thugs steal at singer's funeral

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 12 21:13:17 | 876 Views

70 people left homeless after man caught in bed with mistress

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 12 21:12:35 | 770 Views

Abusive boyfriend burnt after beating up lover

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 12 08:32:57 | 831 Views

11-day-old baby stabbed in head by another patient

by Hope Freedom | 2015 August 11 20:02:14 | 775 Views

Rapist 'distressed and upset' after finding man he raped was HIV-positive

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 11 19:28:15 | 879 Views

Man left with pulsing sac of poison in his throat after trying to bleach teeth

by June Mpofu | 2015 August 11 19:13:30 | 695 Views