Canada deploys professional negotiator, other experts to Ghana over kidnapped nationals
London, June 10, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A team of Canadian security experts including a professional negotiator have arrived in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, to help find two kidnapped nationals.
The arrival, according to myJoynews follows the visit the Inspector General of Police, David Asante Apeatu and the deputy Canadian High Commissioner to Kumasi over the weekend to receive update on investigations into the kidnapping of the women foreigners.
The arrival of the officers, including a specialist in bargaining, is seen as a boost to the investigations to locate the whereabouts of two Canadian nationals.
The two females, aged 19 and 20, were bundled into a red Toyota car by four men at the entrance of a private hostel, when they stepped out of an Uber car at about 8:25 p.m on June 4, 2019
The four kidnappers were said to have fired several warning shots to ward-off onlookers at about 8:25 p.m.
An Uber driver who transported the victims from a restaurant at Asokwa and witnessed their abduction has since been picked up to assist police investigations.
The disappeared ladies until their abduction were working with a non-governmental organisation, Youth Challenge International.
Police in a statement on June 6, 2019, asked media to be circumspect of the sensitive nature of the issue and urged the public to volunteer information on the victims and the kidnappers.
But police are yet to publish the pictures of the victims who are believed to have been in the country for less than two weeks prior to their kidnap