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  • Crime - Lagos
  • Updated: June 15, 2024

Kidnappers abduct company MD, three foreigners in Lagos, demand $1.5m ransom

Kidnappers abduct company MD, three foreigners in Lagos, dem

In a daring incident, armed men kidnapped the Managing Director of Fouani Company, which represents LG and Hisense, along with three Lebanese nationals while they travelled by boat in Lagos on Friday, June 14, 2024. 

The victims were abducted around Falomo Bridge while en route from Apapa to Victoria Island.

A source familiar with the incident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, revealed that the kidnappers have demanded a ransom of $1.5 million. 

"Yesterday (Friday) evening, the Managing Director of Fouani company (LG and Hisense) and three Lebanese were kidnapped around Falomo Bridge while travelling from Apapa to Victoria Island by boat. The kidnappers have asked for $1.5m," the source said.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident and stated that the police are investigating.

When asked about the details of the names of the abducted persons, Hundeyin insisted, "I'm not obliged to state the names, when, where, and how it happened for now, but we are looking into it."

The incident has raised concerns about the safety of individuals in Lagos, particularly in the waterways. 

The police have, however, said they are working to ensure the safe release of the victims and apprehend the kidnappers. 

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