You might say: this drama is similar with Mel Gibson’s “Ransom” movie. To your surprise, however, the next kidnapping drama happened for real.
Ato Daniel Tessema used to work in a Bakery around Bole, owns and run by Ato Mindaye Belayneh. At the end of the month, Daniel asked the owner to pay him salary of 1700 Birr. But the answer from the owner was “unexpected” for Daniel. His boss told him that, “he will not get a salary”.
“Why,” he asked.
“Though you said I did it accidentally while I was working, my investigation leads me that you intentionally cut the wire of the bakery machine to drag me down to bankruptcy,” the boss replied. “Your salary for March is therefore will not be given to you for that reason”. “You are punished,” he told his employee, according to Ethiopikalink radio show.
“Ok,” the employee finally said and left for home, contemplated how he can get his banned salary.
The owner’s home is just at the back of the Bakery. Daniel waited until all the employees left. He managed to enter the compound, took the owner’s four years old son by appeasing him to give him a surprise. Guess what he did next? He told a business person in a nearby shop to remind Mr. Mindayie to call him by the new number immediately he was around.
The employee fled to Asko from Bole, having the child with him. The father called Daniel and was told to transfer 6200 Birr to a branch of Commercial Bank of Ethiopia as a ransom for the abducted son.
Mindayie, then send two messengers to a bank and police station, respectively. Police caught Daniel on his way to bank after he kidnapped the child for 24 hours. Police said investigations are underway on the suspect and will present his case to court after that.