The minister of information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, today at a press briefing has revealed the identities of 8 member gang who abducted the two canadian citizens who were in the Ashanti Region and also addressed issues concerning the kidnapping and their subsequent release.
The minister revealed that the members of the gang included 5 Ghanaians and 3 Nigerians. The leader of the gang is said to be a fair Nigerian.
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According to the information minister,
“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.”
The two canadians, Lauren Patricia Catherine Tilley, 19, and Bailey Jordan Chitty, 20, both students working as volunteers in Ghana for an international development organisation, Youth Challenge International, were allegedly abducted recently and taken to unknown destination by some gun-wielding men.
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The captors had ambushed the young women on a driveway at Ahodwo-Nhyiaeso near the Royal Gulf Club in Kumasi, whilst returning from a food joint in an Uber car.
They were bundled into a Toyota Camry saloon car and whisked away after stepping out of the car to go to their hostel at the Silver Spring Avenue.
That prompted the Canadian Government to swiftly issue a travel advice for its citizens travelling to Ghana, warning of “violent crimes” in the West African nation.
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