Sanwo-Olu meets rescued Fouani brothers

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday met with the Fouani brothers who recently regained freedom from kidnappers.

Abbas Fouani, Youssef Fouani, and Amtal Fouani, who were abducted on June 14 around 6 pm in Lagos were rescued on Monday night in Orugbo Iddo.

Muhammed Fouani, managing director of Fouani Nigeria Limited, which markets LG and Hisense products in Nigeria, was also among those kidnapped while travelling by boat in Lagos State.

Sanwo-Olu vowed to ensure the arrest of those behind the kidnapping of the Lebanese nationals, according to a statement by his spokesman Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu was quoted as saying: “The security of life and property is paramount, and we do not leave anything to chance on that. The very recent incident that happened in Lagos was about the kidnapping of three members of our Lebanese community. We are happy that they have been released, and this morning (Wednesday), I met with them, and we have useful information to ensure that the perpetrators of the act are not going to be spared.

“We know we have an idea of how far they have gone, and we will do everything to ensure that we do not give them a space in our city and state. I want to assure all our citizens and businesses, both national and international, that Lagos will continue to remain safe and peaceful. People thought the incident happened around the Five Cowry, Falomo. No, it actually happened on the big water on the way to Ikorodu. So they were not even around Falomo.

“We want to assure you that we are on top of it. The security operatives are combing all the necessary areas. This is a strong signal that Lagos will not condone such people with evil intentions.

“They do not deserve any sort of recognition. So, we will continue to make Lagos peaceful. We will continue to make it attractive and homely. We will continue to ensure that businesses thrive. We will ensure people live and work in a conducive environment.”