Nigerian kidnapper charged for cell break but victims remain missing

Nigerian kidnapper charged for cell break but victims remain missing

Sam Udoetuk Wills Sam Udoetuk Wills, the Nigerian man accused of kidnapping some young ladies in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis, has been charged with three counts; escaping lawful custody, causing damage to public property and resisting arrest.

The suspected kidnapper was brought to the Takoradi District Court on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 under heavy police guard.

Nigerian kidnapper charged for cell break but victims remain missing
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The Presiding Judge, His Worship Michael Kudjo Ampadu, commenced proceedings by taking accounts from police officers who were on duty as to what exactly transpired on the day of his escape.

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A lead investigator, Detective Inspector Austin Adjei, then submitted the Hacksaw blade that the suspect used to cut three iron rods in the ventilation window of the cell, as well as the iron rods which were later found by the investigators.

Suspect Sam Udoetuk Wills admitted to the investigators’ account of his escape in his statement and named one Kwesi Ablade as the one who brought him the blade he used in cutting the iron rods for his escape.

“I gave my phone to a passer-by from the window to call Kwesi for me on 26th December, 2018. On 29th December, Kwesi came to leave the blades in the cell window and I managed to cut three of the iron rods and on 30th December, I escaped from cell”, he said.

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The 28-year-old Nigerian who admitted every exhibit submitted by investigators had only one request to Judge Ampadu, and that was a plea for his cloths to be brought to him to enable him change.

On January 1, 2019, published that Samuel Udoetuk Wills escaped cells when he was assisting investigation into the disappearance of some seven young ladies from the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.

Meanwhile the judge advised relatives of the kidnapped victims who were present at the court to have patience with police investigators.

His worship Ampadu said: “this case is not to look into the substantive matter of kidnapping, but to punish him for escaping lawful custody, damaging public property and resisting arrest."

"We shall later look into the main case of kidnapping, so you shouldn’t leave here disappointed", he added.

The case has therefore been adjourned to January 28, 2019.

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