Two journalists who were being held hostage in the Atiwa West District have finally been rescued by the Eastern Regional Police.
Accra-based Citi FM reports that the victims were held hostage by some men believed to be workers of Extra Gold Mining company.
The journalists have been identified as Kwame Henyo of TV Africa and Frank Oteng, a cameraman with the EIB network.
The two were reportedly in the Akyem Apampatia community to report on dangerous mining pits which have been abandoned.
However, in the course of their work, they were reportedly ambushed by workers of a mining company and taken hostage.
Fortunately, the Kwabeng Police Command was quickly alerted following swift calls and interventions from some colleague journalists who were also in the region.
Kwabeng District Police Commander, DSP Opoku Yamoah, has since confirmed the incident to the media.
He was, however, quick to add that the identities of the suspects are not yet known by the Police.
“The Journalist went to a place called Apampatia a community in the Atiwa West District to work and were taken to the chiefs palace initially. So when my attention was brought to the situation I dispatched men to go and rescue them,” he told Citi News.
“But when they got to the community they had moved them to the site of the mining company, Extra Gold where they have one of their offices there. So my driver and the team went there and rescued them.”
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