A group of thugs attempted to kidnap Michelle “Moana” Amuli’s daughter in the wee hours on Saturday at her grandfather Ishmael Amuli’s Domboshava home.
A delegation that had allegedly been sent by Moana’s mother Yolanda Kuvaoga stormed Amuli’s home at around 3 AM on Saturday on the pretext that they had brought gifts for the child.
Amuli told H-Metro that the father of Moana’s daughter, Lloyd Chipomho, had taken the little girl to its grandfather Amuli so that she could get used to Domboshava. Said Amuli:
There is a girl who was claiming to be from the Daily News and claimed she had a hamper for my granddaughter. I asked why she would bring a hamper for such a young child at 3 am.
My wife advised me not to open for them because she suspected they were up to no good as a genuine visit to get my granddaughter would have been during the day.
She feared they wanted to kidnap the child and people would in turn accuse or blame us if anything bad happened to the child.
When I wanted to engage them I discovered they wanted to be violent. My wife then dragged me inside, locked the door and hid the keys.
That is when this girl, who claimed to be from a newspaper then broke the door. I got out of the house through then broken down the door to find out why they were even accusing me of stealing the child when her father brought her.
The father brought the child and said she should at least get used to my place as well as his home in Kuwadzana and I was grateful to my son-in-law. Now they accuse me of going to Kuwadzana and kidnapping my grandchild.
Kuvaoga’s envoy drove to Domboshava in a kombi and a lady, understood to be a friend of Moana, within the team, was later arrested for knocking down Amuli’s door.