Police recapture fugitive kidnap suspect Samuel Udoetuk-Wills

BY: Moses Dotsey Aklorbortu

Samuel Udoetuk-Wills, the suspected kidnapper who broke cell and escaped from the custody of the Takoradi Metropolitan Police Command on 30th December, has been recaptured by the police.

Udoetuk-Wills was recaptured in the wee hours of Friday by three policemen in an abandoned building in the bush at Kanssawurodu, near Takoradi.

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He has since been transferred to the Police Headquarters in Accra. 

Police sources say he was uncovered sleeping deeply in the disused building, however upon his arrest he head-butted one of the policemen in an attempt to escape. He was overpowered and is currently in custody.

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He had been arrested on December 22 in connection with the alleged kidnapping and disappearance of a number of girls, for which a circuit court had placed him in police custody to reappear on January 9, however, he mysteriously escaped from cell with the suspected help of his guardians.


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Following his escape, seven policemen were given a 10-day ultimatum to recapture him or face criminal proceedings.