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Sekondi Takoradi: Fugitive Kidnapper recaptured, communities charges security agencies to rescue victims

What could have been one of the saddest protest in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis over the inability of the Ghana Police Service to rescue four young women who were kidnapped over the past five months, have been suspended.

The kidnaped victims ranging from ages 15 and 21 are residents of Diabene, Kansaworodo and adjourning communities.

The community with the support of the BNI arrested one of the suspected kidnappers; Samuel Udoterg Wilson, a week ago at his hide out in an uncompleted building in Kansaworodo.

Surprisingly, Mr Udoterg Wilson managed to escape his cell on Sunday December 30, 2018, at about 4:30 pm, and that news angered relatives of the kidnap victims and residents in the aforementioned communities to cause a demonstration on the principal streets of the metropolis.

The Police Command as a result issued a ten day ultimatum to seven officers who were on duty at the time the fugitive kidnapper escaped custody, to produce the suspect of face prosecution.

The BNI in a hot raid this dawn at his hideout [unconfimed] had recaptured Mr. Udoterg. He is likely to be charged on multiple counts for escaping lawful police custody and kidnapping.

One of the Protestants, and relative to a kidnap victim, Samuel Odjatey is pleading with the security agencies responsible to expedite investigations leading to the rescue of the victims.

“What we need now is our children. We’ve learnt that one of the kidnappers have been recaptured. So we are pleading with the police to help get our children rescued”, he told our reporter Benjamin Aboagye.

Protestants boarding a truck

In the meantime, the Western Region Police Command is yet to issue an official communication on the recaptured fugitive. Skyy News have also learnt that the fugitive have been transferred to the Headquarters of the Ghana Police Service in Accra to aid investigations and prosecution.

 

Story: Abraham Mensah/Skyy News