- The police have retrieved some offensive weapons at the crime scene were the two kidnapped Canadian nationals were kept
- The military command is analyzing a grenade to help with investigations
The kidnappers of the two Canadians who were rescued on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by national security had explosives weapons on them, YEN.com.gh has learnt.
According to the Daily Guide newspaper, the kidnappers had on them grenades and assorted firearms when the security personnel busted them.
They are alleged to have kept the explosives for “defensive and offensive purposes”.
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The security personnel exchanged gun shots with the kidnappers during the rescue operation. The information minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said that members of the rescue mission faced significant firepower from the kidnappers.
”Police officers from the Ashanti Regional Police CID in Kumasi were shocked to find the grenade in the house where the two ladies were kept,” the Daily Guide newspaper recounts.
Meanwhile, the military command is analyzing the grenade to help with investigations.
Lauren Tilley and Bailey Chitty were rescued by the police after being held hostage for a week in Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city.
So far the police have arrested eight suspects who are in custody assisting with investigations. They include five Ghanaians and three Nigerians, information minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said at a press conference.
Mr. Nkrumah said the operation did not include any foreign security.
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