14 arrested over kidnapping of Canadian girls
The two Canadian ladies who were reportedly kidnapped last week in Kumasi, the Ashanti Region capital, have been rescued by police.
Eleven(11) Ghanaians and three(3) Nigerians have since been arrested by the Police in the operation.
According to Hello FM’s Samson Kwame Nyamekye, police investigations are ongoing to arrest several others involved in the abduction.
Lauren Patricia Catherine Tilley, 19, and Bailey Jordan Chitly, 20, were rescued Wednesday morning at Antoa Krobo junction, a suburb of Kumasi.
However, a statement released by the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, disclosed that the rescue operation was carried out by National Security Operatives in the early hours of Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
“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 [Wednesday].
“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,” the statement urged.
The statement further assured citizens and travellers that Ghana was safe.