Ghana Police rescues kidnapped Canadians and arrest suspects

The two Canadians who were kidnapped last week have been rescued according to a police source in Kumasi. They were reportedly rescued on Wednesday morning at Sawaba a suburb of Kumasi by a combined team of police SWAT and National Security Operatives.

It is gathered that the driver of the vehicle used for the kidnapping who is a mechanic and one other person has since been arrested and are assisting the security agencies to unravel the identities of the others.

The two Canadians aged 19 and 20 were kidnapped in Kumasi last week.

The Ghana Police Service in a statement signed by Director of Public Affairs ACP David Klu revealed that the incident happened at Ahodwo, Kumasi Royal Golf Club, at 8.25pm on 4 June 2019.

The UK’s Home Affairs Office and Canadian authorities alerted their citizens in Ghana due to the recent spate of kidnappings and terror threats in the country, of violent crimes including armed robbery and kidnapping and urged not to show any signs of wealth.

A tweet by the Canadian government’s travel information service on Thursday read “#Ghana: 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”


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