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Takoradi Kidnapping: Main suspect fail to produce witness in court

By Wendy Amarteifio
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Takoradi Kidnapping:Main suspect fail to produce witness in court
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The main suspect involved in the Takoradi girls kidnapping in the Western Region, Samuel Udoetuk Wills, has failed to produce his witness, one Kwesi, before the Takoradi District court on Monday, February 18 2019.

The presiding judge, Michael Ampadu, last week during the sitting asked Udeotuk Wills to produce Kwesi whom he claimed was among those who aided his escape from police custody in December 2018.

He was arraigned last Monday, February 11, where he admitted to two out of the three charges but denied resisting arrest.

Currently, the suspect is facing three charges of escaping from lawful custody, destroying public property and resisting arrest.

Udeotuk Wills, however, told the court today, February 11, 2019, that he went to Kansawurodo with BNI officials in search of the witness but they couldn’t find Kwesi.

The Head of Operation at the BNI, Lord Nyantwi, who confirmed the fruitless search for the witness, however, appealed to the court to adjourn the case to allow them some time with the witness to aid their investigation.

Presiding Judge Michael Ampadu took into account the appeal by the investigators for more time with the witness to aid their investigation.

He also advised family and interested parties to allow the court to follow due process.

The presiding judge, Michael Ampadu adjourned the case to March 4, 2019.

Sam Udoetuk Wills, told the Takoradi District Court last week that an officer of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) also aided his escape.

The suspect told the Takoradi District High Court that he would be able to identify the CID officer who aided his escape if he is presented in a parade.

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The Western Regional Police Command has also set up a committee to investigate claims by the suspect in the Takoradi kidnapping case that he was aided by an officer of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to escape from police custody.

Sam Udoetuk Wills, escaped from police custody on December 30, 2018, but was subsequently rearrested at Nkroful.

Meanwhile, the families of the three kidnapped girls at Takoradi in the Western Region said they will resort to a demonstration if the police fail to provide substantial results on the investigation of the girls by February 22, 2019.

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