ACCRA, Ghana (AP) _ A top security official says an Israeli
businessman has been kidnapped in Ghana and the kidnappers have
contacted his family to demand a $300,000 ransom.
National Security Coordinator Sam Amoo told the Ghana News
Agency the businessman was kidnapped Sunday in the West African
nation and the kidnappers initially demanded $500,000 ransom, then
lowered it to $300,000.
Officials refused to disclose the identity of the businessman or
any further details about the case.
A task force had been set up to try to win the Israeli' release.
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