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Ghanaian actor John Dumelo has jumped to the defence of Nigerians in Ghana stating that it is "unfair" for Ghanaians to link Nigerians to every kidnapping in Ghana.
Nigerian nationals have been linked to five major kidnapping cases in the country since August last year.
Mr Samuel-Udoetuk Willis, a Nigerian who is currently in police custody, is the main suspect in the kidnapping of three girls in Takoradi in the Western Region. A second Nigerian suspect, John Oji sis also on trial for the same crime.
Three Nigerians and five Ghanaians were also involved in the kidnapping of two Canadians who were rescued last week in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
Three Nigerians are also on the run in connection with the kidnapping of a Lebanese diplomat Nabil Makram Basbous, the Consular General and Head of Mission of Estonia to Ghana at Labone in April this year.
Some Nigerians were also arrested at Kasoa in the central region in connection with the kidnapping and killing of a two-year-old Ghanaian boy in that area also in April.
Additionally, some Nigerian nationals are suspected to be behind the kidnapping of an Indian businessman in Kumasi in April this year.
Just on Sunday, 16 June 2019, another Nigerian suspect was arrested at Mamobi in Accra for trying to kidnap a four-year-old Ghanaian boy.
Some Ghanaians on various social media platforms have expressed anger at the current trend of kidnappings involving Nigerian suspects.
Mr Dumelo, in a tweet, however, said it was unfair to link any nationality to the phenomenon.
In Mr Dumelo’s opinion, kidnapping is a despicable act and must not be linked to certain nationals.
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