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General News of Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

Apply the same urgency to Takoradi girls case – Families

The families of the three kidnapped girls who were kidnapped from Sekondi-Takoradi are asking the police to apply the same urgency they used in finding the two Canadian women who were kidnapped in Kumasi to find their sisters.

Speaking to Citi News, Ruth Quayson, a sister of one of the missing girls said the families are gravely disappointed in the Government as it appears the Ghanaian authorities are almost always put foreign lives ahead of Ghanaians.

She further cautioned Government to work towards rescuing the kidnapped girls or risk a vote out.

“We are already disappointed they way they have handled our sisters issues, because we all know our leaders in Ghana treat Foreigners specially, we are very disappointed and we are warning Government, at the end of the day we are the citizens here and we will vote.” she said.

The two Canadian girls who were kidnapped in the Ashanti Regional Capital, Kumasi last week, have been rescued by national security operatives.

They were rescued on Wednesday morning.

This comes after Canadian authorities collaborated with local police to find the girls.

Kidnapping of girls

The Canadian girls were kidnapped at the Kumasi Royal Gulf Club, Ahodwo around 8:25 pm on June 4, 2019.

The Police in a statement said the two victims were aged 19 and 20 and “are volunteers with an NGO known as Youth Challenge International based here in Ghana.”

The development comes to add to the growing agitation in the country particularly in the Western Region where three young girls are yet to be found after going missing for over six months.

Following the kidnapping of the two Canadians, some Embassies and High Commissions in the country such as Australia and the United Kingdom have issued warnings to their citizens about likely crimes in the country including kidnapping.

Despite the recent incidents, kidnapping is still considered a rare occurrence in Ghana.