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General News of Sunday, 21 April 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

Increasing cases of kidnapping worrying – Police

The Ghana Police Service has described as worrying the recent cases of kidnapping and attacks on foreign nationals in the country.

The fate of three families in the Western Region continues to hang in the balance after their relatives went missing last year.

This week, Nabil Makram Basbous, a 61-year-old Lebanese Consular General and Head of Mission of Estonia to Ghana was successfully rescued after some Nigerians abducted him.

Speaking to Citi News, the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Efia Tenge this current trend of crime in the country smacks of a cause for alarm.

“We have to come together and whatever position that comes from the security enforcement agencies we will make that known. For now, it is very worrying for us to be experiencing this trend of crime in this part of the country at this particular point in time. But whenever we come with any plan, and we have to get all of you informed what actions we have to take, we will make that known.”

Police on a manhunt for 3 Nigerians over Lebanese Mission to Ghana’s kidnapping

The Ghana Police Service is on a manhunt for three Nigerian nationals involved in the alleged kidnapping of Nabil Makram Basbous, the Lebanese Consular General and Head of Mission of Estonia to Ghana.

Mr. Basbous was allegedly kidnapped on Friday, April 19 by some Nigerians who are currently on the run.

DSP Efia Tenge who confirmed the rescue to Citi News indicated that her outfit had expedited processes to get the unscrupulous persons who committed the crime arrested.

Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has identified the location of the three girls kidnapped in Takoradi in the Western Region although it will not give the exact location to compromise their safety.

CID Boss, COP Addo Danquah urged the anxious families to remain steadfast, assuring that for “the ladies, we know where they are and they safe.”

Elsewhere, about eight persons were arrested in the Eastern Region over the kidnapping during a swoop by the regional command in the Lower Manya Krobo municipality of the Eastern Region.