Lagos Police rescues Fouani brothers

The Lagos State Police Command says the abducted Fouani brothers and two others have been rescued in Orugbo Iddo by men of the Marine Police.

The spokesperson for the command, Benjamin Hundeyin, made this known via a text message on Tuesday.

According to him, the brothers identified as Abbas Fouani, Youssef Fouani, and Amtal Fouani, who were abducted on June 14 around 6pm in Lagos were rescued last night.

One of the brothers is the Managing Director of Fouani Nigeria Limited that specialises in electronics and is the sole distributor of LG, Hisense, and Maxi products in Nigeria.

The three brothers were said to have been returning from their factory by boat when they were abducted.

A source familiar with the incident, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to its sensitive nature, told our correspondent that the kidnappers contacted the victims’ families, demanding ransom.

However, Hundeyin confirmed they have been rescued and reunited with their family.

He said, “Yes five of them were rescued. Three Lebanese, the boat captain and his assistant.

“They were rescued late last night in Orugbo Iddo. Our Marine Police, with the support of the 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.”

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