Suspected Nigerian kidnapper, Sam Udoetuk Wills, who is currently under investigation for allegedly kidnapping three girls in the Western Region disclosed to a Takoradi District Court that aside from his two friends, an officer of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) also helped him to escape from police custody.
Wills escaped from lawful custody at the Takoradi Central Police Command on December 30, 2018, after he was arrested for allegedly kidnapping some girls.
He was later re-arrested in Nkroful near Takoradi.
The suspect told the Takoradi District court that he would be able to identify the CID officer who aided his escape if he is presented in a parade.
He told the court on Monday that his friends whose names he gave as Kwesi and John also aided his escape.
The Presiding Judge, Michael Kudjo Ampadu did not object to the prosecutor’s argument that it will be difficult to identify the said CID officer, but rather adjourned the case to 18th February 2019 to allow suspect Wills to bring his witness, Kwesi who is currently on the run.
Suspect Wills beside being investigated for the three kidnapped girls is facing three counts of charges including escape from lawful custody, destroying public property and resisting rearrest.
But Nana Adwoa Quayson, sister of one of the victims, Rita Quayson is unhappy with the judge for not calling for a parade of the CID officers to enable the suspect to identify the person who aided his escape from lawful custody.
According to her, because the suspect confessed that he could identify the said CID officer, it was imperative on the judge to make an order in that regard instead of directing the suspect to produce his witness.