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General News of Monday, 10 June 2019

Source: Graphic.com.gh

Kidnappings may be attempts to make government unpopular - Antwi Danso

A security analyst, Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso says some local people may be behind the recent kidnappings in Ghana in an attempt to make government unpopular.

According to him, one must not discount the possibility that the kidnappings may be a ploy to make government unpopular.

"Ghana being what it is, mind you... are we sure some people are not hiding the truth somewhere, are you sure some people are not supporting this one way or the other [local people], just to make it seem like the place is insecure.

"It is possible, I am not saying it is happening, but I haven't seen $10,000 before, but supposing, keep these girls for two days and get $10,000 I will do it somehow, I'm not saying that is the truth. It's possible within our setup where corruption is this high and in the eyes of the international community, we could always do something to disturb the government, I am not saying it is happening but supposing, if somebody wants to make Nana Akufo-Addo look bad in the eyes of the public for the next elections.

Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso made the suggestion Monday morning when he spoke on the Joy News television programme, the AM Show whilst contributing to discussions on the kidnapping of two Canadian nationals in Kumasi last week.