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Alleged serial kidnapper recaptured in Takoradi

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Samuel Wilson the alleged serial kidnapper who broke out of Takoradi Central Police Station, where he was being held for investigation into kidnapping cases, has been recaptured by the Police in the area.

According to sources within the Bureau of National Investigations, (BNI), Samuel Wilson was arrested from his hideout in Takoradi on Thursday and relatives of some kidnapped victims were called in to identify the suspect.

Meanwhile, the Police are yet to speak or give details of the re-arrest of the suspect who broke out of Police cell through a ventilation duct on Sunday December 30.

The suspect who the Police described as dangerous was first arrested by the BNI a week ago in an uncompleted building at Kansaworado, a suburb of Sekondi-Takoradi and handed over to the police for investigations.

However before investigations could begin for his prosecution, he was said to have on December 30, 2018 used a hacksaw blade to cut the metal railings covering a ventilation duct to the cell, to escape at about 4:30pm on the blindside of seven police officers who were on duty at the time.

The seven police officers were this week put behind bars and given ten days to produce the suspect or face prosecution.

He is likely to face another prosecution for escaping from custody.

Still on the issue of activities of kidnappers within the region and the metropolis specifically, the Public Relations Officer of the Western Regional Police Command, DSP Olivia Adiku has assured the public of it readiness to arrest all such suspects to ensure public safety.

Speaking on the Sunrise Morning Show on Twin City Radio, ASP Adiku said per the mandate of the police to ensure public safety, the unit will do all in its power to do so.

She also called on the public to report suspicious individuals or activities to the police quickly and also assist in investigations when the need arises.

Story by Marie Aziz Tunde

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