Police in the Brong Ahafo region have rescued a three-year-old girl, who was kidnapped by a 22-year-old man identified as Eric Ofori.
The District Commander of Nkoranza, DSP Joseph Owusu – who confirmed the success of the operation to ClassFMonline.com Monday afternoon – explained that the kidnapper is a young man, who invested some money at Jarstar Motors and Investments and decided to capture the little girl, who is the daughter of Daddy Brown, a worker at Jerryson FM, in order to force the director of the station, who owns Jarstar Motors, to refund some GHS 15, 000 he claims was deposited with the company.
According to the commander: “Yesterday [Sunday 3rd January, 2016] around 3p.m., Daddy Brown, a 35-year-old worker at Jerryson FM lodged a complaint that an unknown assailant had kidnapped his 3-year-old daughter in Nkoranza and had sent her to Techiman and was requesting to be paid before releasing the child.”
“So, today, the MD himself sent the assailant GHS10, 000 and based on that, with the assistance of some people and one Jaharu Awudu, the police were able to lure the kidnapper to Techiman Secondary School [where] he was arrested.”
The commander further explained that Eric Ofori “led the police to a house at Aboaso, a suburb of Techiman, where the victim was rescued”.
He revealed that the child is in good health, but has been sent to St. Theresa’s Hospital for further screening.
DSP Owusu noted that the suspect is in police custody assisting with investigations and will soon be arraigned before court for prosecution.
Meanwhile he has assured of the safety of the workers of the station and disclosed that earlier Monday, a group of aggrieved individuals, who also claimed to have invested some money besieged the station to remove some cables and lock some of the offices. As at the time of the interview at 5p.m. on Monday January 4, 2016, DSP Owusu said the radio station had resumed operations and everything was peaceful, but officers were on standby to make sure there was order.
The disgruntled individuals said they invested in the company after hearing some adverts on the radio station, which promised 50% profits on investments over two months.
However, the company closed down sometime last year, following liquidity challenges and members of the public, who invested their money, have been chasing the director for a refund.