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Third man arrested in kidnapping, death of 16-year-old boy: Halton police

Last Updated Sep 24, 2020 at 4:32 pm EDT

A Halton Regional Police Service cruiser is seen in an undated file photo. FILE/Halton Regional Police

Halton police have charged a third man in connection with the death of 16-year-old Ezekiel Agyemang, who was allegedly kidnapped, shot and left by the side of the road this summer.

Police say they arrested 20-year-old Stanley Frempong in Toronto on Wednesday and charged him with kidnapping with a firearm.

Police had previously charged 22-year-old Tawane Mohamed with kidnapping and first-degree murder, while 29-year-old Abdikadir Jumale was charged with kidnapping.

Police have said Ezekiel — a Grade 10 student at St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School in Brampton — was innocent, and was only targeted because he was friends with a man who was involved in a dispute with the suspects.

They allege he was kidnapped in Brampton on June 29 and held against his will until he was shot to death.

A passerby found his body by the side of the road in a rural part of Milton on June 30.