The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has closed down a hotel in Kumasi where the two kidnapped Canadian volunteers lodged before their abduction.
Kasapafmonline.com reports that the operation was backed by armed police officers when GTA stormed the hotel premises to shut it down.
The hotel, which has no name, situated at Ahodwo near the Golf Park, operated without a license and lacked standard security system including CCTV cameras, a situation that exposed clients to all forms of attacks, according to the GTA officials.
Abusua FM’s Journalist Akwasi Bodua who covered the exercise reported that the said hotel has no name written on the building nor erected signboard and had been totally deserted at the time the team arrived.
A search for the owner of the hotel is underway.
The criminals are said to have stopped and pushed the two into a car at gunpoint at about 8:30 P.M. at Silver Spring avenue, around Vienna City, a popular pub in Kumasi.
The two girls who are in the country on an exchange programme has been rescued by the Ghana Police Service on Wednesday morning in Kumasi. Two suspects are in Police custody.