Escape of suspected kidnapper: Police investigate alleged role of CID officer

Samuel Udoetuk  Wills

Samuel Udoetuk Wills

The Western Regional Police Command has constituted a three-member team to verify allegations made by Samuel Udoetuk Wills, the suspected Nigerian kidnapper, that a Criminal Investigations Officer (CID) aided his escape from the Takoradi Police Station on December 30, 2018.

The team is headed by the Deputy Western Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent Alhaji   Huseini Musah  Awinba, the committee.

It would investigate all officers connected with investigations while the accused was in custody at the time of the incident, the Ghanaian Times gathered yesterday.

“The team is constituted by the Western Regional Police Commander. They have begun their work and the terms of reference is to investigate the allegation made by the accused in court. It would also ascertain  whether what the accused said in court is true or not,” the Western Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, confirmed.

Giving his evidence at the Takoradi District Court, on Monday, Wills, a Nigerian, 28, claimed that, the said CID officer and Kwesi assisted him to escape from police custody, explaining that Kwesi cut the iron bars of the cells using a blade and a cooking oil.

Consequently, the court, presided by Mr Michael Ampadu, ordered the police to assist accused to identify the said CID officer and one Kwesi and report to court on Monday, February 18.

Wills had earlier pleaded not guilty to three counts of escape from custody, destruction of public property and resisting arrest.

However, when he appeared in court on Monday, he pleaded not guilty saying, “I never resisted arrest.”

Subsequently, the magistrate drew his attention that he should have pleaded guilty with explanation.

FROM CLEMENT ADZEI BOYE, SEKONDI

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