A visit by JoyNews to the final holding point of the two kidnapped Canadian ladies rescued at Kenyasi-Achiase reveal their captors held them under unhygienic conditions.
A two-bedroom apartment located at a settlement that is mashy and outgrown with weeds appears to have been unoccupied long before the kidnapped ladies were taken there.
Bowls of cooked food that had gone bad for days was found in the room the kidnapped women were accommodated.
It is unclear who served the food and for whom but a police source says the victims may have rejected food from their captives.
Bailen Chitty and Lauren Patricia Catherine had been missing since June 4, 2019, after four men bundled them into a red Toyota Corolla car at the entrance of their private hostel at Nhyiaeso in Kumasi.
Close Circuit Television footage of the scene is said to have led to arrest of 10 people in separate operations at Sawaba in Asokore Mampong Municipality and Kenyasi-Achiase, leading to the rescue of the women.
Further police surveillance indicated the kidnappers had operated between Asokore Mampong, Aboabo and Sawaba until their arrest Tuesday night.
The police have cordoned off the area.
“I am surprised someone chose to bring the kidnapped women here. I can’t even imagine it,” says a taxi driver who spoke in Twi. Residents living close to the victims’ holding point formed a small crowd when police arrived at the scene.