Three new suspects arrested in connection to kidnapping of Canadians


Three new suspects have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of the two Canadian nationals.

The suspects arrested are Masaud Ibrahim, Moro Issaka and Yusif Mohammed.

Already, the police have arrested 8 persons in connection with the incident.

The eight were made of five Ghanaians and three Nigerians.

Eight of the suspects, made up of five Ghanaians and three Nigerians, were arrested on Wednesday were Friday arraigned before court on charges of kidnapping.

There are Yusif Yakubu, 28 years; Seidu Abubakari, 32 years; Abdul Rahaman, 30 years; Sulemana Abdul Nasiri Ahmed, Sefiano, 32 years;  Abubakari Umar Farouk; and Iddrisu Maney all Ghanaians, as well as Ojiyorna Ellis, 27 years; Jeff Omarson, 28 years; and Sampson Aghaloro, 27 years, all Nigerians.

The three new suspects are currently in police custody and assisting in investigations.

A police statement has disclosed that a grenade, two blood-stained knives and a piece of torn singlet soaked with blood were found in the uncompleted building where the suspects were holding the two victims.

Other items found in the building were “36 live 9mm pistol ammunition, 5 empty shells of pistol ammunition, pieces of smoked cigarettes, Airtel/Tigo and MTN starter packs, a pair of spectacle, quantity of dried seeds suspected to be cannabis, quantity of clothing and 3 used tooth brushes.

The rest were a pair of security volunteer T-shirts with inscription “ARNWC”, money safe with inscription “CUA Ltd.”, a pair of black and white foot wear, a pair of brown shoe, pictures of two males and a female, a Ghanaian voter ID card of suspect Aminu Labaran, company ID card of Sampson Aghaloro.

The suspected grenade has been handed to the 4BN Military Command in Kumasi for analysis and investigation.

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