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Police rescue abducted Fouani brothers

Man demands N500m damages from Police IG over false ‘wanted’ declaration

The Lagos police command has said that the three abducted Fouani brothers have been rescued by its operatives.

On Friday, three brothers, identified as Abbas Fouani, Youssef Fouani, and Amtal Fouani, were reportedly abducted around 6pm in Lagos.

Fouani Nigeria Ltd 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.

On Monday, the police said it was working “tirelessly” to ensure that the victims were released.

The victims, which include the boat driver and his assistant, were released Monday night in Orugbo Iddo.

Confirming their release via a Whatsapp chat, Benjamin Hundeyin, police spokesperson in the state, said the feat was achieved by the Lagos Marine police with support from the navy.

Hundeyin said the victims have since been taken to their residence.

“They were rescued late last night in Orugbo Iddo. Our marine police with the support of the Nigerian Navy brought them to shore,” Hundeyin said.

“Thereafter, our tactical team in the area took them home on Banana Island in the early hours of today.

“Five of them, three Lebanese, the boat captain and his assistant.”