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Lagos Police Rescue Abducted Fouani Brothers, Two Others

The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday said the abducted Fouani brothers have been rescued.

Also rescued were the boat captain and his assistant.

Recall that the three Lebanese brothers, of which one is the Managing Director of Fouani Company – a sole distributor of LG, Hisense, and Maxi products in Nigeria – were kidnapped on June 14 around Falomo Bridge while traveling from Apapa to Victoria Island.

A source had said the kidnappers were demanding a $1.5m ransom.

But the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, who disclosed the rescue of the victims said they were rescued on Monday night at Orugbo Iddo by men of the Marine Police.

He identified the Lebanese brothers as Abbas Fouani, Youssef Fouani, and Amtal Fouani.

“…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,” Hundeyin said.

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