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General News of Thursday, 6 June 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

Kumasi: Police in search for two kidnapped Canadian girls

Police are searching for two Canadian nationals who have allegedly been kidnapped by some unknown persons.

The incident according to the police happened at the Ahodwo, Kumasi Royal Gulf Club at around 8:25 pm on June 4, 2019 “where two women of Canadian national were kidnapped.”

Police in their statement signed by the Director-General of the Police Public Affairs Department, ACP David said the two victims aged 19 and 20 “are volunteers with an NGO known as Youth Challenge International based here in Ghana.”

“Investigations started immediately upon receipt of the complaint and the security agencies are working closely to get them rescued and the perpetrators arrested. The general public is urged to assist the police by volunteering information to complement the effort of the security agencies,” the statement added.

Background of kidnapped cases in Ghana

The recent spate of kidnappings in the country has seen some notable reports in Kumasi.

An Indian businessman who was kidnapped in Kumasi in April 26 was rescued by police after being held for over a week.

His kidnappers had demanded $500,000 as ransom.

Two pupils of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Basic Primary School were also kidnapped but were later rescued.

One arrest was made in this case of a man who had planned to use the ransom money for his education.