Wendel Meijer, kidnapped from Zaandam on July 5th, was released, his lawyer Sebas Diekstra and his siblings announced on Thursday night. According to his sister, Meijer was assaulted during his time in captivity
Soufyan Essabaouni (21), kidnapped from Zwanenburg on July 7th, has been found, the police confirmed on Thursday. The young Amsterdam man's family also confirm that he is back home
The police received 15 tips regarding the abduction of Wendle Meijer and Soufyan Essabaouni since Tuesday night's broadcast of Opsporing Verzocht, in which more information on the case was revealed and a reward was offered
The police offered a 25 thousand euro reward for the tip that leads to the solution of the kidnapping cases involving 36-year-old Wendel Meijer from Landsmeer and 21-year-old Soufyan Essabaouni from Amsterdam. The reward was announced on an episode of Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.
The kidnapping of Amsterdam man Soufyan Essabaouni and Landsmeer man Wendle Meijer may have been preceded but at least one other abduction
Soufyan Essabaouni was not the intended target when he was kidnapped from a parking lot in Slotervaart on Thursday, Het Parool reports. According to the Dutch newspaper, he was mistaken for his cousin Mohammed, whose car he was driving and who is a business associate of Wendel Meijer - kidnapped from Zaandam on Tuesday.
Soufyan Essabaouni, missing from Amsterdam since Thursday July 7th, was likely kidnapped, according to the police. The police also believes that his kidnapping is connected to another abduction - that of Wendel Meijer in Zaandam on Tuesday.