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Fri, 07 Jun 2019 13:35 - Updated Fri, 07 Jun 2019 13:35

Two Canadian women kidnapped from golf club in Ghana: police

ACCRA-Two Canadian women have been abducted at a golf club in Ghana, police said Thursday, a rare attack in a country seen as one of the safest in West Africa.

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The Canadians, charity volunteers aged 19 and 20, were taken on Tuesday evening in Kumasi, Ghana's second city, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) 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.

When they reached their destination, the pair got out of the taxi first and were taken, he said,REUTERS.

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