The Accra Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service says it is investigating the circumstances that led to a resident in a gated community in Osu keeping two tigers in his home.
The Command confirmed receiving a complaint about the issue.
“Preliminary investigations have established that a resident in a gated community at Osu is keeping two tigers under lock in a cage in his house,” a statement issued by the Public Affairs Unit of the Command on Thursday said.
“Police have reached out to the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission and efforts are underway to relocate the animals to an appropriate facility.”
On Thursday, May 19, businessman Freedom Jacob Caesar confirmed keeping the seven-month-old cats.
He explained to journalists that the move was to enhance the tourism potentials of Ghana.
But police said a special team has been deployed to the area to ensure the safety and security of residents until the animals are relocated.
“While investigations continue, we will like to entreat all residents within the community to remain calm as we work with our stakeholders to ensure their safety.”
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana