A statement from the Ministry of Information today June 12, 2019 confirmed that the two Canadian ladies who were kidnapped in the Ashanti Region have been rescued.
Nine suspected kidnappers arrested for the kidnapping of two Canadian nationals have been airlifted to Accra from Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital.
This portal understands that six of the suspects played key roles in the crime whereas three others played auxiliary roles.
Among the key suspects include three Nigerians and six Ghanaians who at the time of going to the press were being airlifted by a military plane to Accra.
The two Canadians who were kidnapped last week were rescued on Wednesday dawn at Sawaba a suburb of Kumasi by a combined team of personnel from the police SWAT unit 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 were first to have been arrested and led the security personnel to arrest the others.
It would be recalled that two Canadians aged 19 and 20 respectively were kidnapped in the Ashanti Regional Capital of 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.
As a result, Canadian nationals in Ghana have been alerted of violent crimes in the country including armed robbery and kidnapping and urged not to show any signs of wealth.
A tweet by the Canadian government on Thursday June 6, 2019 and sighted by MyNewsGh.com reads “#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”.