Canadian government warns its citizens in Ghana; says they should be careful

Canadian government warns its citizens in Ghana; says they should be careful

The Canadian government has warned its citizens currently in Ghana, of the potential crimes in the county following the kidnapping of two Canadians in Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region.

The two women were kidnapped at the Kumasi Royal Gulf Club in Ahodwo around 8:25 p.m. on June 4, 2019, according to the Ghana Police Service.

The 19-year-old and 20-year-old ladies are volunteers with an NGO known as Youth Challenge International, based in Ghana.

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“Violent crimes, including armed robbery and kidnapping, may occur. Be aware of your surroundings and avoid walking alone or displaying signs of wealth. Ensure that windows and doors in your residence are secured,” the Canadian government said on its website.

An Uber driver who came into contact with the girls shortly before they went missing has been assisting the police with investigations.

A press statement issued by the Director-General of the Public Affairs unit of the Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu, cautioned journalists and the media to be circumspect in their reportage and asked the public to volunteer any relevant information via toll-free line 18555 or 191 (all networks) or 0299202240.

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An Indian was also kidnapped in the Ashanti Region on Thursday, April 25, 2019, by unidentified gunmen.The kidnappers, numbering about three, assaulted him, pushed him into a car and sped off.

Om-Parkash Chudry, however, struggled with the kidnappers, overpowered them, took refuge at a nearby house and later called the police, who subsequently rescued him in the early hours of Friday, 26 April 2019.

Currently, three Ghanaian girls who were also kidnapped since August 2018 in Ghana’s oil-rich city of Takoradi have still not been found.

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