Four ‘Nigerians arrested’ over kidnap of Canadians in Ghana

Four Nigerians out of 14 suspected kidnappers have allegedly been arrested in Ghana over the kidnap of two Canadian women.

Ghana’s information minister, Kojo Nkrumah, announced the rescue of the women in a statement on Wednesday.

The victims, Lauren Tilley, 19, and Bailey Chitty, 20, both students working as volunteers in Ghana for an international development organisation, Youth Challenge International, were abducted in Kumasi on June 4.

The captors ambushed the women on a driveway at Ahodwo-Nhyiaeso near the Royal Gulf Club in Kumasi, while returning from a food joint in an Uber car.

They were bundled into a Toyota Camry saloon car and whisked away after stepping out of the car to go to their hostel at Silver Spring Avenue.

The identities of the Nigerians have not been released but a video of the arrest has been published by

The platform reported that the Nigerians were believed to have had support from Ghanaians in the build-up to the crime.

Ghana Tourism Authority on Tuesday closed down the hostel where the two girls were staying in Kumasi.

The authorities claimed it had not been licensed and had no security arrangement.