5 Ghanaians, 3 Nigerians rounded-up over abduction of Canadian girls – Minister


The Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has disclosed at a media briefing that eight suspects, made up of five Ghanaians and three Nigerians who have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of the two Canadian women have been flown to Accra for further investigations.

The Minister told journalists on Wednesday that disclosed that the victims are undergoing medical treatment in Accra.

He further disclosed that the alleged leader of the kidnappers, believed to be a Nigerian was among the suspects rounded up by the Police.

‘’A third Nigerian believed to be the leader of the gang was arrested later at a separate location…5 Ghanaians and 3 Nigerians are in custody for this incident.”

“One of the suspects is reported to have sustained minor injuries. Other investigations and possible arrests are still on-going. The victims have been flown to Accra. They have been in contact with the Canadian authorities and are under-going the necessary evaluations following the traumatic incident.”

The two ladies were kidnapped shortly after they alighted from an Uber and were about entering their hostel last week, June 5 2019.

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