Peoples Democratic Party, PDP chieftain, Dr Umar Ardo, whose daughter, Aisha was abducted and later freed has told of a dramatic irony that ensued while negotiating ransom with one of the kidnappers over the phone.
Aisha, 24, was kidnapped last Saturday evening at Blinker Shopping Mall in Asokoro area of Abuja and released on Sunday after Dr. Ardo met the demand of her daughter’s abductors and paid $15,000 ransom by Bitcoin.
In an interview with Daily Trust, Aisha’s father told of how a member of the kidnap gang while negotiating ransom with him addressed himself as a “gentleman”.
He said, “I then said okay I will cooperate and negotiate with you on one condition; that is if you give me two promises. One, that you will not harm my daughter, by which I meant you won’t kill her. Secondly you will not molest my daughter by which I meant you won’t rape her.
“But if you cannot promise me these two then you can as well do what you want to do with her. The caller then said Dr I see you are a gentleman and I am also a gentleman. I give you these two promises; we will not touch your daughter.
“I then asked what would you want me to do in order to get back my daughter? He said you are going to pay us $15,000.”