Ghana’s police on Thursday June 6th said that two Canadian women have been abducted at a golf club, in an attack in a country seen as one of the safest in West Africa, AFP has reported.
The Canadians, charity volunteers aged 19 and 20, were taken on Tuesday June 4th evening in Kumasi, Ghana's second city, some 200 kilometres northwest of the capital Accra, David Eklu, the assistant commissioner of police said in a statement.
“Police Command is investigating a complaint of kidnapping at Ahodwo, Kumasi Royal Golf Club, at 8:25 pm on 4 June, 2019, where two women of Canadian nationality were kidnapped,” Eklu said.
“Investigation started immediately upon receipt of the complaint, and the security agencies are working closely together to get them rescued, and the perpetrators arrested," the statement added.
Eklu pointed out that the two kidnapped women had been traveling in an Uber with a third Canadian woman. When they reached their destination, the pair got out of the taxi first and were taken, he explained. The third woman then went to alert the police with the Uber driver.
“When the Uber driver saw the action, he drove off with the third lady to inform the police,” he said.
According to AFP, the police did not release the names of the women, and said it was working closely with the Canadian embassy to try to locate them.