Sunday, June 3, 2012

US national kidnapped in Benin after Internet scam freed by police

A US national who was kidnapped in Benin last week after being duped into travelling to the West African nation by an Internet scam has been freed by security forces. Two of his kidnappers – both of whom hail from neighboring Nigeria – are also “in the hands of the police,” interior ministry spokesman Frank Kinninvo told Reuters, adding that the hostage had been found in Benin’s southwestern region of Mono.