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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 December 30, 2018, 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.

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.