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Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 2 January 2019


Seven police officers in trouble after kidnap suspect breaks cell

A 28-year-old man suspected of kidnapping has escaped police cells in the Western Region capital, Takoradi, triggering a manhunt.

Samuel Udoterg Willison who has a Nigerian accent bolted from the Takoradi Central Police cell last Sunday, December 30, 2019, at about 4:30 pm.

“He used an implement to cut the iron rod for the ventilation in the cell and escaped” the Police’s Western Regional Public Relation Officer, DSP Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, said.

The fugitive is the suspected leader behind three kidnap cases reported in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis from October to December 2018.

The Police have begun investigations into circumstances surrounding the break-out.

DSP Olivia Ewurabena Adiku explained, it has increased vigilance and is also calling on the public to assist in re-arresting the suspect.

Meanwhile, the seven police officers who were on duty during the escape have been given ten days to bring back the suspect or face the law.