Abducted Canadians rescued: suspects in police grip



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The two Canadian women who were recently abducted in the Ashanti Region have been rescued, Atinkaonline.com has learnt.

According to reports, they were rescued in the early hours of Wednesday in a suburb of Kumasi by National Security Operatives.

According to sources, two suspects, a driver who used the vehicle that conveyed the kidnapped Canadians and one other person are in the police grip for allegedly getting involved in the kidnap.

They are also assisting the police with the identity of their allies.

In a statement by signed by Director of Public Affairs ACP David Klu, the kidnapping occurred at Ahodwo, Kumasi Royal Golf Club, at 8.25pm on 4 June 2019.

The situation, however, alarmed Canadian nationals in the country, leading to a caution from their leaders to be security conscious.

However, the Ministry of Information has also released a statement in line with the rescue of Canadians.

Below is the statement:

 

Republic of Ghana
MINISTRY OF INFORMATION
P. O. BOX M 41, ACCRA
Tel No: +233-(0)30-2227201
Fax No: +233-(0)30-2229786 EMAIL: info.moi@moi.gov.gh
Date: June 12, 2019
STATEMENT
RESCUE OF ABDUCTED CANADIANS
National Security Operatives in the early hours of Wednesday 12 June, 2019 completed an operation which successfully rescued the two (2) Canadian women recently abducted in the Ashanti Region.
Details of the operation and ongoing efforts to ensure that similar incidents are successfully resolved will be made available in a subsequent press briefing scheduled for 15:00 hours today.
Government continues to encourage the media and commentators to be circumspect in public commentary on security matters in order not to compromise other related operations. Citizens and travelers are once again assured that Ghana remains safe.
END
Signed,
KOJO OPPONG NKRUMAH (MP)
MINISTER

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