A communications team member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana K. Agyei Yeboah has admonished Ghanaians to stop comparing the kidnapping of the two Canadians to the Takoradi girls.
Speaking on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.56Fm on Wednesday, Mr. he said the abduction of the three Takoradi girls was not reported on time hence the police are struggling top locate them.
The NPP communicator claimed ‘the quick intelligence gathered on the Canadian girls gave the police the tool to respond rapidly but in the case of the Takoradi girls, the police didn’t get the information on time about missing girls.
‘’Apart from that the three girls were kidnapped on different occasions so why do we compare the two cases’ he quizzed.
‘We should congratulate the media for disseminating the information about the Canadian girls. It was a way to put the police force on their toes to work assiduously to find the girls’ he said.
‘We want to tell Ghanaians to give any relevant information which can help to avert some of these vices in our society’ he stressed.
He threw a word of caution to those making politics out of this to win cheap and unnecessary political capital to desist.
The two Canadian nationals who were abducted last week were rescued yesterday [Wenesday].
A team of top national security operatives rescued the duo from the kidnappers in a fierce gun battle at a hideout at slums in Kumasi.
The two girls who are in their early adulthood have been in Ghana offering voluntary international service but luck eluded them and they were kidnapped last week.
According to Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, three of the kidnappers are Nigerians with five of them being Ghanaians.
Eleven of the suspects were picked up in a building located in a thick bush at Antoa Krobokrom at 11:00pm on Tuesday, where the two Canadian girls were also rescued.
The security agents, acting upon a tip-off, also apprehended three other suspects at a location at Sawaba in the Asokore Mampong Municipality at 3:00am on Wednesday.
A CCTV at the hostel where the two girls were kidnapped reportedly captured the number plate of the Toyota Corolla of the kidnappers on the day of the incident.
The number plate was blurred and so the National Security Operatives from Accra relied on some modern gadgets to decipher the state of the details.
One Abdul Rahman, aka Wofa, the owner of the car and a resident of Sawaba, was identified as the owner of the car. This provided the security agents with an important lead and the eventual breakthrough.
By: Kwakye Emmanuel (Intern, Rainbow Radio)