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Takoradi ‘serial kidnapper’ who broke out of jail recaptured

The suspect at the Police station after his re-arrest Thursday night

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

Samuel Wilson was arrested from his hideout in Takoradi Thursday night, sources within the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) told Takoradi-based Connect FM Friday.

Relatives of some kidnapped victims were called by BNI officials Friday morning to come and identify the suspect, our correspondents report.

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 Sunday evening.

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 metropolis and handed over to the police for investigations.

The suspect, Sammy speaks with a Nigerian accent and has been declared as “dangerous” by the Police

But 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 10 days to produce the suspect or face prosecution.

But before the expiry of the date, the suspect,believed to be behind most of the kidnapping cases reported in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis in the last few months has been re-captured.

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

Residents demand whereabouts of 7 kidnapped victims

Meanwhile, the escape of the suspect angered some residents within the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis and some of them, including relatives of kidnapping victims have threatened to picket at the Central Police Station to demand answers.

Notwithstanding news of the suspect’s re-arrest, the family members have Friday morning poured onto the streets of Takoradi to ask the Police to ensure the suspect does not escape again, our correspondent Eric Adjei reports.

He reports that within six months, the metropolis has seen a record of 10 kidnappings, an alarming situation that has caused the residents to demand answers from authorities, particularly the Police in the region.

“Three of the victims have so far been returned while the whereabouts of the remaining 7 is unknown,” Eric stated.

He adds: “The relatives want an assurance from the suspect the suspect will not escape again, and that his re-arrest will lead to the recovery of the kidnapped people.”

By Stephen Kwabena Effah|3news.com|Ghana

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