Eight suspects arrested over Kidnapped Canadians by National Security

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The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has confirmed the arrest of eight persons who were allegedly involved in the kidnap of two Canadian girls.

The suspects, according to him were arrested on Wednesday, after an operation was carried out by the National Security in Ghana.

Earlier, it was rumored that the arrest of the culprits were as a result of an external help from some Canadian foreigners.

However, Oppong Nkrumah debunked the rumour, stating clearly that there were no foreign assets in the rescue of the two Canadians who were abducted in Kumasi.

Rather, he stressed that the CID, BNI, SWAT and and Defence Intelligence played vital roles in the rescue mission which started on Tuesday and ended Wednesday dawn.

The two Canadians, according to him were rescued at Kenyasi, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

However, he stated that no ransom was paid in the course of rescuing the Canadians.

Meanwhile it has been reported that the suspects were three Nigerians and five Ghanaians, out of which one is reported to be a supporter of Asante Kotoko and a member of the Delta Force vigilante group.

In the wake of series of kidnappings in the country, Oppong Nkrumah also assured the public that the national security agencies were embarking on similar exercises to rescue those that have been kidnapped.

Atinkaonline.com has also learnt that the rescued Canadians are safe and will assist the police with investigations.

Ghana| Atinkaonline.com| Porcia Oforiwaa Ofori