Chief Inspector, Matthew Anokye, the lead investigator in the kidnapping of the two Canadian girls in Ghana has been confirmed dead by his successor in an Accra High Court.
His death was disclosed by his successor, Detective Corporal Augustine Dery to the Accra High Court.
The cause of his death is however unknown as doctors are yet to examine his body and find out what led to his death.
It could be recalled that two Canadian girls where kidnapped in Kumasi in 2019 in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Four out of eight suspects were arrested following the kidnapping of the two kidnapped Canadians.
In April 2021, an audio recording of was played in the trial of the four persons who allegedly demanded a sum of $800,000.
In the 11 minutes long tape, played in court, anonymous people were heard scheming to obtain a 10-round ammo, a larger weapon, as well as renting a car to conduct the claimed kidnapping.
The tape was in the type of mobile phone calls made in pidgin English, which was transcribed in a police report and filed by the prosecution.
Sampson Aghalor, also known as (alias) Romeo, Elvis Ojiyorwe, Yusif Yakubu, and Jeff Omarsar, were charged with conspiracy to conduct crime, kidnapping, and illegal detention. They pled not guilty.
In 2019, the two Canadian girls were forced into a car by the kidnappers just the came out of their apartments at the Silver Spring Avenue, around Vienna City, a popular pub in Kumasi.