- Three Nigerians who kidnapped the Lebanese Counselor General to Ghana, Nabil Makram Basbous, are being sought by the police
- This follows his kidnap on the morning of Thursday, April 18, 2019
- He was however released after a ransom was paid
Police officials are searching for three Nigerians who kidnapped the Lebanese Counselor General to Ghana, Nabil Makram Basbous.
Unidentified men picked up Basbous as he went out for a morning walk on Thursday, April 18, 2019.
He was then sent to a house at Lashibi in Accra, with the address H/N/11/B, NTHC Estates, Vivian Farms.
The 61-year-old Basbous, who is also the Head of Mission of Estonia to Ghana, lives at Labone near Wangara.
Per a 3news.com report, about 10 minutes into the walk, a white Hyundai Elantra private car with Registration GE 8922 – 17 pulled up in front of him.
According to him, one of the occupants came out, pulled a pistol on him and ordered him to enter the car or risk being shot if he resists but for fear of his life, he obliged, entered and was driven away with the kidnappers pointing a pistol and an axe at him.
He could not see his way until they got to the location and was detained in the room and held hostage for payment of ransom before he could be released.
Fortunately, the SWAT Unit of the Accra Regional Police Command picked up intelligence that some Nigerians residing in H/N/11/B, NTHC Estates, Vivian Farms, Lashibi, were suspicious characters who stay home all day but go out only at night.
Police followed up on the intelligence and located the house and attempts by police to enter the house was met with resistance from the occupants.
In the process, all three occupants scaled over a fence wall at the back and escaped but whiles police were still at the scene, the victim emerged from one of the rooms he had been held hostage and narrated his ordeal.
Police found the car used in the kidnapping parked in the compound and search in the car found a Retay brand new Pistol loaded with 5 rounds of 7.65mm ammunition and 2 axes.
A Honda motor bike with registration number M-19-GR 507 was also found in the said house.
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