Kidnappers of Canadian ladies demanded $850k as ransom

The 8 Kidnappers who kidnapped the Canadian girls

The current trending issue in the country at the moment is the rescue of the two Canadian ladies who were kidnapped last week in Kumasi.

After their rescue, the Minister of Information Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in a press conference stated that no ransom was demanded by the kidnappers.

“No ransom was paid, no ransom was discussed in this matter. Our security agencies showed earlier intelligence report, did their work and then got to the conclusion of this matter. No ransom was paid between our security agencies and these persons.”

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But a new report coming out has it that the kidnappers led by its mastermind demanded an amount of $850k before they release them.

According to the report, the suspects while keeping their victims hostage, managed to establish contacts with their parents and demanded $850,000 but they pleaded to offer $47,000.

Canadians, Lauren Tilley and Bailey Chitty, 19 and 20 years respectively who are volunteers with the group Youth Challenge International, a Canadian international development organization with its headquarters in Toronto.

Lauren Tilley and Bailey Chitty were therefore assigned to Kumasi but were kidnapped at Ahodwo, Kumasi Royal Golf Club, at 8.25pm on 4 June 2019.

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