The 31-year-old Indian businessman who was kidnapped in Kumasi on Thursday night has been rescued by the police.
The Ashanti Regional police command at a press briefing said Om Prakash Chudri was rescued at 10am at Akuko Abon, near Parakuso, a suburb of Kumasi.
The kidnappers demanded a whopping $500,000 but no money was paid, the police said.
No arrest was made during the rescue mission.
Chodri was forcibly taken and pushed inside a vehicle around Ahwodwo, a suburb of Kumasi by three man.
Speaking to the media, Tamil Kumar who is brother to the victim, said, he believes, the gunman mistook his brother as a gold dealer.
“I stay in Ahudwo junction, and I went somewhere yesterday and I just come this evening around 5 o’clock. When I came, my brother was not around and I asked my house girl where he was, and she said he went to buy something. Around 5:30 to 6 o’clock somebody called me, and said my brother has been kidnapped. I asked how and he said somebody knocked his car and said the tyre was flat so he should come out of the car to check. When he came out, there were three people who put a gun near his body and slapped him and him in their car, leaving my car my brother was using alongside his phone.
“My brother had two phones, and one was with him. Later, someone who saw the incident informed some Lebanese nationals nearby who in turn called the police. And they located my brother’s phone around area because nobody called him. He is using two phone, one phone is with him already and one phone was left in the car,” he said.
Source: Daily Mail GH