Abu Fakih was a slave of Safwan ibn Umayya. Abu Fakih accepted Islam, and when Safwan came to know that Abu Fakih had become a Muslim, he subjected him to great torture. When Abu Bakr came to know of the pitiable condition of Abu Fakih, he purchased him from his master and set him free.
Safwan ibn Umayyah also participiated in the battle of Badr where his father died and he fled.
He conspired with Umayr ibn Wahb to kill Muhammad.
Safwan's wife, Najiyah, converted to Islam before her husband, after the conquest of Makka. Safwan ibn Umayya fled, but Muhammed sent Wahb ibn Umayr after him, with Muhammed's cloak as token of safe-conduct. Safwan returned and became friends with Muhammed, although he did not convert to Islam until after the battles of Hunayn and at-Ta'if. (Al Muwatta Hadith 28.44)