Police mount search for kidnappers of 2 Canadian citizens

Police have mounted a look for an unspecified number of men who supposedly kidnapped two Canadian ladies in Ahodwo, a suburb of Kumasi, on Tuesday.

Police in the Ashanti Region capital won’t give additional information but to state the case is under scrutiny.

Be that as it may, Luv News’ checks uncover the two ladies were forced into a vehicle at about 8:20 pm exactly when they had stepped out of their loft at Silver Spring in Kumasi.

Reports indicates that one of the people in question, recognized uniquely as Lauren, is in Ghana with her other associate on a trade program with the Entrepreneurship Department of the Kumasi Technical University (KsTU).

Other media sources say the Canadian Embassy is collaborating with the Ghanaian police to locate the victims. Umpakan Chodri was later rescued at Parkoso in the Asokore-Mampong Municipality by a team of police officers. Before Umpakan’s abduction, police had foiled a kidnap-for-ransom incident involving a diplomat.

Sixty-one-year-old Nabil Makram Basbous, the Consular-General and Head of Mission of Estonia to Ghana was also kidnapped during his regular morning walk in his neighbourhood in Accra.

Basbous was abducted by three gunmen suspected to be Nigerians.

The ambassador was held hostage in an unknown location until he was rescued by the Police.

Police are currently under pressure to rescue some three girls who were kidnapped in Takoradi, the Western Region.

Meanwhile, three girls remain missing after they were reported kidnapped in Takoradi, the Western Region capital.


President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has promised to get tough on what he describes as the “phenomenon of kidnappings” in the country.

Speaking to members of the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) at the Jubilee House on Monday, the President said he is determined to deal with the recent kidnapping scare.

“We are all concerned about this phenomenon of kidnappings which we have not known. Our brothers and sisters in Nigeria have known it. But we have not known it in this country and we need to do something about it to make sure that it doesn’t become a feature of our society.

“I am very, very determined on the issue and decisions are being taken as we seek what will be a clear manifestation of the determination I have to deal with this matter,” he said.