Mrs. Williams Koroye, mother of a five-year-old girl kidnapped by an acquaintance simply identified as Ahmed, on Wednesday said that her baby was found in Kaduna.
According to her, the girl was picked up by her father at a hotel room in Kaduna where she was left by the kidnapper who told them to pick the baby there on Friday, July 19, after collecting a ransom of N1 million.
The toddler, Peace, was abducted in their residence at Akemfa 1 area of Yenagoa on July 10 by a family friend to the Koroyes.
Koroye said that Ahmed had checked into the hotel with the little girl and later told the hotel staff that he was going to bring something and never returned until the father got to the hotel to pick her as instructed by Ahmed.
“Our baby is finally back with us, my husband traced Ahmed to Kaduna following directions and instructions by the man who had kidnapped her, when my husband got to the hotel, the baby was already in the hands of the hotel staff.
“The receptionist said that the girl was found alone by the cleaner who found her alone in the room, so when my husband got there, the hotel invited the Police who in turn interrogated and scrutinised my husband’s identity.
“He came back with Peace and we thank God for her safe return and we have scheduled a Thanksgiving Service for on August 3, 2019,” Mrs. Koroye said.
She described Ahmed as a new Christian convert and member of their church, Church of God Mission at Akemfa, a suburb in Yenagoa.
She, said that Ahmed had borrowed her phone earlier on July 10 and bolted away with it along with her daughter only to use the same phone to call family members to request for the ransom before the child could be freed.