How Canadians Were Kidnapped …Third Canadian Lady Escaped
GUIDE can confirm that three
Canadian ladies were the targets of the kidnappers in Kumasi last week, but they
only managed to abduct two out of the three ladies.
The third lady was sped
off by the Uber driver after the kidnappers had kidnapped the two other ladies
– Bailey Chitty and Lauren Tilley.
According to reports,
the Uber driver drove the third Canadian to the police station, where she
lodged a complaint.
information was relayed to DAILY GUIDE by a top police officer
in the Ashanti Region on condition of anonymity.
He said the three
Canadian ladies were travelling from Asokwa, a surbub of Kumasi, to their
hostel at Danyame. Unknown to the three ladies, the kidnappers were following
their vehicle with a red Toyota Corolla car with registration number AS
6149-19. They trailed the Uber from Stadium to Asokwa Interchange and Ahodwo
Roundabout and finally to their hostel.
Upon reaching the
hostel, the two Canadian ladies, who were seated at the back of the Uber, got
down first from the car. The kidnappers, who had reached the hostel by the
time, quickly bundled the two girls into their waiting vehicle.
A man believed to be a
security man at the hostel reportedly tried to confront the kidnappers, perhaps
to rescue the girls, but he stopped immediately after the kidnappers had
pointed a gun at him and sternly warned him to stay away.
Having sensed danger,
the Uber driver sped away with the third Canadian lady, who was seated in the
front. The kidnappers then turned their car away and took the same route that
they had used to follow the ladies at top speed.
The Uber driver then
drove the lady to the police station, where an official complaint was made.
The parents of the
rescued Canadian ladies have expressed gratitude to the security personnel who saved
their children, and the Ghanaian government for its commitment towards the
positive outcome of the operation.
Through email, the Canadian government has also thanked its Ghanaian counterpart for the cooperation showed throughout the ordeal.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi