Canadian Girls’ kidnappers storm Kumasi
The eight suspects, who were recently nabbed in connection with the kidnapping of two Canadian ladies in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, returned to the city where they were captured recently.
The suspected kidnappers, including Seidu Abubakari, aka Mba, believed to be a ring leader, were in the city in the company of heavily armed police investigators from Accra to ‘recreate’ the crime scene.
The other suspected kidnappers are Sampson Aghalor, Elvis Ojijorwe, Jeff Omarsar, Yussif Yakubu, Abdul Nasir, Safianu Abubakari and Abdul Rahman.
“They were in Kumasi for what we call in police as ‘Search Without Warrant’,” a source disclosed to DAILY GUIDE.
The source also disclosed that the suspects stayed in Kumasi for two days (Wednesday and Thursday) and as part of investigations into the kidnapping of the Canadians who have since flown back to their home country after their dramatic rescue.
The eight kidnappers were reportedly marched to the uncompleted two-bed room house at Kenyasi Achiase, where they kept the victims for several days.
The top police investigators were said to have asked the eight suspects key questions, especially regarding how they brought the hapless ladies to the place.
The suspects, according to reports, were also asked about how they managed to force the girls into a waiting Uber car at Nhyiaeso and sped off to Kenyasi Achiase for hiding.
The investigators were also said to have visited the various homes of all the suspects, where they thoroughly searched their rooms for evidence.
The investigators visited places like Sawaba, Dichemso, Asokore Mampong and a hostel at Sawaba Junction where the suspects were residing.
Seidu Rents 5 Rooms
In the course of the search, it came to the attention of the investigators that Seidu Abubakari had rented five different rooms at different locations in Kumasi at the same time.
They then marched him to all the five rented rooms in the city and searched the places thoroughly without anybody knowing about it.
For security reasons, the source did not disclose as to whether the investigators managed to retrieve any offensive or illegal item during the ‘Search Without Warrant’ operation.
Kidnappers Back In Accra
The eight suspected kidnappers were taken back to Accra on Thursday evening to continue with investigations in the case which had gained worldwide attention.
It would be recalled that two Canadians, who were in Kumasi for humanitarian projects, were kidnapped by some unknown hoodlums at Denyame a few weeks ago.
There were three Canadian ladies in an Uber car from the Baba Yara Stadium area to their hostel at Denyame but unknown to them some miscreants trailed their car.
Two of the Canadian girls, who sat at the back of the Uber, were quickly bundled into a waiting Toyota Corolla car by the miscreant right in front of their hostel around 9pm.
Sensing danger, the Uber driver also drove from the crime scene with the third Canadian, who was in the front seat, to lodge a complaint with the police immediately.
The kidnappers reportedly hid the two Canadian girls in a dilapidated building at Kenyasi Achiase with the hope of taking a ransom from their families back in Canada.
Reports indicated that the kidnappers briefly opened a Twitter account to communicate with the families of the victims but they shut the account down few minutes later.
Through painstaking investigations, a crack team from the National Security, BNI and the police managed to rescue the two girls at Kenyasi Achiase some weeks ago.
Unconfirmed reports indicated that the kidnappers were overpowered by the security forces after a gun battle, leading to the rescue of the Canadians.
All the eight suspects, including some Nigerians, are currently standing trial in court in Accra.