Amoes kidnapping: PI fingers other suspects

2010-05-25 15:23

The former detective who was responsible for making contact with

the kidnappers of five-year-old Samuel Amoes says the suspects police have

arrested are not the ones he had met with to exchange the ransom money.

Speaking at a press conference today, private investigator Declan

Condon said he had given information about “his suspects” to the police.

However, they have not yet been arrested.

He claimed that reports that one of the suspects was related to the

family were not true.

Earlier, police spokesperson Warrant Officer Richard Monyai told

City Press police were investigating whether one of the suspects were related to

the Amoeses.

Condon, who is also a reservist warrant officer in the police,

believe that there was someone in the family collaborating with the


“I was told by the abductors that they knew what I was planning and

thinking and thought that this information could only come from someone close to

the family,” he said.

Monyai said

police were still following up on leads but would not say whether they were

investigating some members of the Amoes family.

He said: “We are not going to comment on what Condon says as he is

talking in his own capacity. We are busy investigating our case as


Monyai said Fernando Jamba and Francisco Jose appeared in court

today on a charge of kidnapping and their case was postponed to next Tuesday,

while Domingo Santiago will appear in court tomorrow to answer a charge under

the Prevention of Organised Crime Act.


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