- An Uber driver is in the custody of the police to assist with information on the kidnapped Canadians
- Ghanaian police have confirmed the abduction of two Canadian nationals in Ghana’s second largest city of Kumasi
The police is holding in custody an Uber driver in connection with the kidnapping of two Canadian women in Kumasi.
According to a publication by Graphiconline.com the driver was picked up on Thursday, June 6, 2019.
The police issued a statement that they are investigating the case involving two women aged 19 and 20, who are volunteers with an NGO known as Youth Challenge International, based here in Ghana.
The police also urged the media and public to be highly circumspect in the discussion of the incident.
A statement signed by ACP David Eklu, said the two victims were believed to have been kidnapped at Ahodwo, Kumasi Royal Gulf Club at 8:25 pm on June 4, 2019/
"Investigation started immediately upon receipt of complaint and the security agencies are working closely together to get the 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 said.
"Due to the nature of the case, the police is entreating journalists, media discussants and all persons to be highly circumspect in the discussion of this matter in the media without first cross-checking from official police sources.
"Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspects and the victims can contact the following hotlines Toll free lines 18555 or 191 (All networks) or 0299202240 Including all police of official social media handles Facebook GhPoliceService and Twitter- @ Gh Police Service.
"Any further media enquiries should be directed to the Ashanti Regional Police Public Affairs Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Godwin Ahanyo on 0244288019".
Kidnappings and violent crime against foreigners are rare in Ghana.
But earlier this year, local media quoted President Nana Akufo-Addo as warning that action must be taken to make sure kidnapping “doesn’t become a feature of our society.”
In April 2019, an Indian man was reportedly abducted, also in Kumasi, by an armed gang demanding a cash ransom. He was swiftly rescued by police.
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