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Kidnapped Canadian girls rescued

The two Canadian ladies who were kidnapped last week in Kumasi, the Ashanti Region capital, have been rescued by police.

Lauren Patricia Catherine Tilley, 19, and Bailey Jordan Chitly, 20, were rescued last night in Sawaba, a suburb of Kumasi.

The two ladies were not abused, Joy News sources reveal.

Two suspects have been picked up while two others are on the run.

A statement released by the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, on Wednesday morning revealed that the rescue operation was carried out by National Security Operatives in the early hours of Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

“Details of the operation and ongoing efforts to ensure that similar incidents are successfully resolved will be made available in a subsequent press briefing scheduled for 15:00 hours today [Wednesday].

“Government continues to encourage the media and commentators to be circumspect in public commentary on security matters in order not to compromise other related operations,” the statement urged.

The statement further assured citizens and travellers that Ghana was safe.


Background

The Canadian young ladies were reportedly forced into a vehicle at about 8:20 pm on June 4, 2019.

They had just stepped out of their apartment at Silver Spring in Kumasi.

One person, an Uber driver, was arrested over the kidnapping.

Subsequently, a team of experts from Canada and the United Kingdom arrived in Ghana to assist National Security operatives with investigations.

Canadian kidnapping police statement

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