Police foils child kidnapping plot in Erbil18/09/2012 14:15
ERBIL, Sept.18(AKnews)- After a few days of watching, today police arrested two people in central Erbil before they could implement their plan for kidnapping a five-year-old child.
Police in uniform of municipal services workers watched the two people who intended to abduct Hoshmand Manaf in front of his house in Gulan 23 neighborhood (eastern Erbil), Erbil police chief, Brig. Talaat Khaleq, told a press conference today.
Khaleq continued the arrested people, one of them the cousin of the child, intended to abduct the child as hostage and then free him in exchange for $750,000.
Manaf Qader, the child of the father, said his family knew about the plot just after police arrested the people.
He added the arrested people are his relatives and stressed his family does not have any issues with them.
By Fryad Mohammed