The Stuart MacGill kidnapping case has taken a huge plot twist after initial reports broke out of the former Australia spinner being abducted and held for ransom. Australian police arrested four men in dawn raids on Wednesday in connection with the alleged kidnap and assault of former test cricketer Stuart MacGill, local media reported. Reports said the 50-year-old former leg-spinner was allegedly abducted from near his home in Sydney on April 14 and taken to another part of the city where he was beaten and threatened with a gun.
Police further reported that Macgill was threatened there with a firearm before being released in the Belmore area after an hour. The other two men involved are Minh Nguyen(42) and Frederick and Richard Schaaf.
Stuart MacGill reported the incident six days after he was kidnapped. The police has come out with a statement on the entire case as well.
Stuart MacGill Kidnapping Case Takes A Huge Twist
Meanwhile, as per reports in The Telegraph, the man responsible behind the kidnapping of Macgill is none other than Marino Sotiropoulos, brother of his girlfriend Maria O’ Meagher. Sotiropoulos is the owner of Aristotle’s restaurant in Neutral Bay where MacGill works as a General Manager.
“Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives, with assistance from Raptor Squad and the Public Order and Riot Squad, arrested four men – aged 27, 29, 42, and 46 – from 6 am today (Wednesday 5 May 2021).
“The men were taken to local police stations where charges are expected to be laid. Officers are currently in the process of executing search warrants at homes at Sutherland, Caringbah, Brighton Le-Sands, Banksia, and Marrickville,” the police said in a statement.
MacGill played 44 tests for Australia between 1998 and 2008 and probably would have earned many more caps had his career not coincided with that of fellow spin-bowler Shane Warne.