Kidnapping of 2 Canadians: Canada issues warning to citizens about crimes in Ghana

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The travel information guide of Canada has cautioned Canadians about violent crimes in Ghana.

In a June 5, 2019 tweet, it warned Canadians that they could suffer violent crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery while they are in Ghana.

It cautioned ”Be aware of your surroundings and avoid walking alone or displaying signs of wealth.”

Two Canadians were reportedly kidnapped on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in the Ashanti Regional Capital, Kumasi.

They are Bailen Chitty, 19 years and Lauren Patricia Catherine, 20 years.

DGN Online understands that they were bundled into a vehicle at about 8:20 pm just when they had stepped out of their apartment at Silver Spring in Kumasi.

An Uber driver has since been arrested by Police in the Region in connection with the kidnapping.

BY DGN Online

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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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