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June 18, 2024

Police rescue kidnapped Fouani brothers in Lagos

Lagos police PPRO

By Esther Onyegbula

The Managing Director, Fouani Company, a prominent representative of LG and Hisense, Mohamed Fouani who was kidnapped alongside two Lebanese, the boat captain and his assistant have been rescued.

The five of them were rescued late on monday night in Orugbo Iddo area of Lagos by the Lagos state Marine Police with the support of Nigerian Navy.

Police Public Relations Officer Benjamin Hundeyin of the Lagos State Police confirmed the victims’ rescue, saying: “Last night in Orugbo Iddo, five of them, three Lebanese, the boat captain, and his assistant were rescued.”

“Our Marine Police with the support of Nigerian Navy brought them to shore. Thereafter, our tactical team in the area took them home on Banana Island in the early hours of today.”

Recall that on Friday, while sailing from Apapa to Victoria Island, the boat captain and his assistant, two other Lebanese nationals, and the Managing Director of the Fouani company (LG and Hisense) were abducted close to Falomo Bridge.

There was no information available at the time this report was filed regarding whether the kidnappers who demanded $1.5 million had received any ransom before the hostages were freed.