Agence France-PresseApril 19, 2013 12:00
Kidnappers in Madagascar have freed a French executive, whom they admitted was mistakenly targeted, in exchange for an undisclosed ransom, the victim said Friday.
Francois Raphael, director of construction firm Henri Fraise, was held for three days by four balaclava-clad, armed men who abducted him on Monday evening.
"I was released yesterday night at around 9:30 pm (1830 GMT), I got home all right," he told AFP by telephone on Friday.
"A ransom was paid, but you will understand that we do not want to disclose the amount."