The two Canadian students who were rescued by the security agencies in Kumasi last Wednesday after they had been abducted from the Royal Golf Club in Kumasi on June 4, 2019 have arrived safely in Canada.
The two women, Lauren Patricia Catherine Tilley, 19, and Bailey Jordan Chitty, 20, left Ghana last Wednesday evening aboard British Airways flight BA78 to Heathrow Airport in London, the United Kingdom.
According to Daily Graphic, the flight, operated with a Boeing 747-436 series, took off at 11:07 p.m., after a 30-minute delay, but landed almost on schedule at 6:10 a.m. at Heathrow to a waiting private jet arranged by the Canadian government to fly the two to their home country.
They were met on arrival in Canada by government officials and family members.
The two were students of the University of New Brunswick and were in Ghana as part of a school internship and were working with Youth Challenge International, a Toronto-based non-profit organisation.
Tilley is from Rothesay, New Brunswick, while Chitty is from Amherst, Nova Scotia in Canada.
Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service is taking statements from the eight suspects who were arrested after the women had been rescued and flown from Kumasi to the CID Headquarters in Accra.
According to Daily Graphic, the suspects would be arraigned today on charges of kidnapping.
The Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, announced at a press conference last Wednesday that five Ghanaians and three Nigerians were taken into custody after the security agencies had raided a building in a Kumasi suburb where the women were being held.
source: graphic online