The two convicted persons responsible for the kidnappings and subsequent murder of four Takoradi girls have been sentenced to death by the Sekondi High Court.
Nigerians Samuel Udoetuk Wills and John Orji, on the other hand, were given 30 days to appeal the decision by Justice Richard Adjei Frimpong.
According to Eric Yaw Adjei of 3news.com, there was little to no activity at the Sekondi High Court on Friday, March 5 as Justice Adjei Frimpong prepared to deliver the verdict.
Over the years, the case has sparked widespread concern around the world.
The case had hearings record a crowd of excited locals who were anxious to hear the sentencing of the two defendants before it was moved to the Sekondi High Court from the Takoradi District Court.
After each court hearing, radio stations in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis were inundated with calls of concern.
The other point of interest was a squad of mounted police officers who escort the two defendants to court on a regular basis.
On the day of the verdict, all seven members of the jury were present.
Three of the “murdered” girls’ families were also present.
Apart from Ruthlove Quayson’s family, the rest of the attendees sat in a reflective mood as the Presiding Officer spoke.
The decision was read aloud by the judge.
Ruthlove Quayson’s family has been uninterested in the case for a long time.