The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has shut down a hotel in Kumasi where the two kidnapped Canadian volunteers lodged before they were abducted.

Backed by armed police officers, officials of the GTA stormed and closed down the facility which has no name and situated at Ahodwo near the Golf Park.

It is also revealed that the facility operated without a license and lacked standard security system including CCTV cameras, a situation that exposed clients to all forms of attacks.

Information gathered says the hotel has no name written on the building nor erected signboard and had been totally deserted.

A search for the owner of the hotel is underway. last Wednesday reported the kidnap of the two foreigners by the yet to be identified assailants in Kumasi.

The criminals are said to have stopped and pushed the two into a car at gunpoint at about 8:30 P.M. at Silver Spring avenue, around Vienna City, a popular pub in Kumasi.

One of the victims named Lauren and is in the country with her compatriot on an exchange programme with the Entrepreneurship Department of the Kumasi Technical University (KsTU.