A School Principal accused of playing a major role in the disappearance of a 3-year-old boy has been sentenced to 22 years in prison at the National Correction Palace in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.
Klado Kayee, 65, was earlier found guilty by Judge Zubaley Kizeku of the 15th Judicial Circuit Court in River Gee for kidnapping Eric Nyemah, a kindergarten student of the Wolee Memorial School, in Kladpoken District.
Delivering the court ruling, Judge Kizeku declared that “after hearing testimonies from prosecutors and defense witnesses, the court hereby found defendant Klado Kayee guilty and sentenced him to 22 years in prison for committing the crime kidnapping.”
The Circuit Court Judge further ordered that Kayee be transferred from the prison in River Gee County to the National Correction Palace in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County to serve his sentence.
Immediately after Judge Kizeku’s ruling defense lawyers took exception to it and subsequently announced before the Supreme Court, arguing that prosecutors failed to produce evidence to link the defendant to the disappearance of little Nyemah.
Little Nyemah went missing on April 29 this year in Thedepo Town, River Gee County while he was allegedly being escorted by Principal Klado from the school to his parents’ residence.
His disappearance was solely blamed on Klado, who denied the allegation, when he was arraigned before the court early August.
During his testimony, Klado admitted walking with the victim after leaving school that very day, claiming they both departed and he went to his house.
The claimed which several prosecutors witnesses rejected and claimed that they saw the convict walking with little Nyemah, after school before he went missing.
Defendant Klado was indicted by government for the commission of a kidnapping crime, following the disappearance of a 3 year-old boy, Eric Nyemah, a kindergarten student of the Wolee Memorial School, in Kladpoken District on April 29, 2014.