A statement released by the Ministry of Information, and signed by Hon.
The suspects, who are yet to be identified, kidnapped Bailey Jordan Chitty, 20, and Lauren Patricia Catherine Tilley, 19, who were volunteering in Ghana.
The Canadian government stated in an email to CBC on Wednesday that it's "very relieved to confirm" the news of the rescue.More news: Spice Girls to become superheroes in new animated film
But in a radio interview monitored by Graphic Online on Radio Ghana Wednesday night, the Director General of Police Public Affairs Unit, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Mr David Eklu disagreed with the public suggestions and said the two scenarios were not the same. "And a third Nigerian, believed to be the leader of the gang was arrested later at a separate location", he said.
"Credible and actionable intelligence" resulted in the arrest of Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, police said in a assertion posted on Twitter, without specifying which kidnappings he became once allegedly linked to.
"We have no brief that says that this person, that person is associated with this church or that religion or this political party", he said, adding that the investigation is ongoing.More news: France's Macron will send new oak to Trump after tree died
The minister said the gang had not requested ransom for the women, and disclosed that both have been flown to Accra, the nation's capital.
Nkrumah, who assured that the ladies were fine, however said they were undergoing necessary evaluations, following a traumatic incident like that.
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An increasing trend of kidnappings in Ghana has left citizens anxious and security agencies on high alert. "And they have what it takes to secure their enterprises in the country", he declared.