Takoradi Kidnapping Suspect Reveals CID Who Helped Him Escape Cells

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Samuel Udotek Willison, the suspect behind a wave of kidnappings in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis has revealed that an officer of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) helped him to escape from police custody.

He said the CID officer together with his two friends whose names he gave as Kwesi and John aided him to break jail.

He made the revelations at Takoradi District Court presided over by Michael Kudjo Ampadu.

According to him, he would be able to identify the CID officer who aided his escape if he is presented in a parade.

The judge adjourned the case to Monday, February 18, 2019.

Takoradi kidnapping suspect, Samuel Udotek Willison Takoradi kidnapping suspect, Samuel Udotek Willison

Samuel Udotek is standing trial for escaping lawful custody, causing unlawful damage and resisting arrest after he escaped a Takoradi police cell on December 30, 2018.

The suspect used an object to cut the iron rod for the ventilation in the cell and escaped, the Western Regional police command explained.

It took seven police officers, who were on duty during the escape, 10 days to bring back the suspect or face the law.

News of his escape irked residents in Takoradi who questioned the police commitment to resolve a kidnapping case which has since grabbed national media attention.

Samuel Udotek Willison was recaptured January 10, 2019 in an abandoned building.

A dress and head gear of one of the victims was found.