The Ghana Police Service says the security agencies are working to rescue the Canadian nationals Canadians who were kidnapped at Ahodwo in the Ashanti Region.
The police in a statement released to that effect said the two, aged 19 and 20, are volunteers with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) known as Youth Challenge International based in the region.
They were picked up around the Kumasi Royal Gulf Club at about 8:25 p.m. on 4 June 2019.
The Director-General of the Public Affairs unit of the Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu who signed the release further cautioned journalists and the media to be circumspect in their reportage and asked the public to volunteer any relevant information via toll-free line 18555 or 191 (all networks) or 0299202240.
The police said any information can also be sent to any of their official social media handles or presented directly to the Public Affairs Officer of the Ashanti Regional Police, ASP Godwin Ahianyo on 0244288019.
Meanwhile, an Uber driver has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of two Canadian women in Kumasi.
The police statement read: “Investigation started immediately upon receipt of complaint and the security agencies are working closely together to get the rescued and the perpetrators arrested. The general public is urged to assist the Police by volunteering information to complement the effort of the security agencies,” the statement said.
“Due to the nature of the case, the Police is entreating Journalists, media discussants and all persons to be highly circumspect in the discussion of this matter in the media without first cross-checking from official Police sources.
“Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspects and the victims can contact the following hotlines Toll free lines 18555 or 191 (All networks) or 0299202240 Including all Police of official social media handles Facebook GhPoliceService and Twitter- @ Gh Police Service.
“Any further media enquiries should be directed to the Ashanti Regional Police Public Affairs Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Godwin Ahanyo on 0244288019”.