Three-year Esi Kwani, daughter of Daddy Brown, a sports presenter at Jerryson FM at Nkoranza was kidnapped by one Eric Otu as ransom for his money he had deposited at Jasta Motors, a micro-finance company.
The kidnapper allegedly demanded the payment of his deposit before releasing the girl, claiming Daddy Brown used his radio programme to lure him to deposit an amount of GhȻ15,000 with the micro finance company, Jasta Motors, which has not been able to pay back the deposits of its numerous customers in the region.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Police PRO, ASP Christopher Tawiah told Graphic Online that the kidnapper called Brown from his mobile phone and informed him that he had taken his daughter as hostage and would only release the little girl if his money was refunded.
Graphic Online’s checks from Nkoranza indicate that Brown indeed used his radio programme to explain that the microfinance concept was genuine which encouraged the kidnapper and other people to deposit various sums of money with Jasta Motors.
Daddy Brown reported the matter to the police on Sunday after the kidnapper refused his offer of meeting him halfway through with regards to the actual amount as he would have none of that.
Meanwhile, all these while, some youth who are supporters of Daddy Brown on Monday afternoon stormed the Jerryson FM Station demanding that the management heeded to the demand of the kidnapper by paying the GhȻ15,000.00 to facilitate the release of the little girl.
They therefore succeeded in locking up the station with their own padlocks thus preventing the station from operating.
However, Otu was on Monday arrested with a lady accomplice, Bridget Twenewaa who Brown was directed to pay the money to.
The little girl has since been re-united with her parents unharmed.