Police Rescue 3 Fouani Brothers, 2 Others In Lagos

2 Arrested Over Missing Varsity Student

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The Lagos State Police Command, on Tuesday, said it has rescued three Fouani brothers whisked away in their boat by gunmen in Lagos.

LEADERSHIP reports that three Lebanese, the boat captain and his assistant, were rescued in Orugbo Iddo Area in the Epe area of Lagos.

The victims were kidnapped around the Falomo Bridge, in the Ikoyi area of the state Friday evening, while travelling from Apapa to Victoria Island on a boat.

The police spokesperson in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, explained that the victims were rescued on Monday night in Orugbo Iddo Area of Epe, Lagos.

“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,” he said.

SP Hundeyin, however, added that the police were not aware if any ransom was paid, and that no suspect had been apprehended in connection with the kidnap.

The three brothers identified as Abbas Fouani, Youssef Fouani, and Amtal Fouani, were abducted around 6pm on June 14, in Lagos.

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

The boat conveying the victims was later recovered by the Police Marine Department in the Ikorodu area of Lagos a day after the kidnap on Saturday.

There were reports that the kidnappers established calls with the victim’s family, requesting $1.5m as ransom.

Fouani Nigeria Ltd specialises in electronics, and is the sole distributor of LG, Hisense, and Maxi electronic products in Nigeria.

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