Italian police raided his hideout Monday, but 38-year-old Giussepe Setola reportedly escaped arrest when he fled through sewage pipes laid under his hideout where he sought comfort in the writings of the Late Pope John Paul II.
He was arrested at Mignano Montelungo, in the Naples area according to the reports.
Setola is a leader of the powerful Casalesi clan of the Camorra a Naples-area organised crime syndicate.
The Casalesi clan controls drug trafficking and prostitution in the Caserta area of Naples. It has been blamed for dozens of deaths over the past three decades.
Setola who is one of the country’s most wanted mafia leaders was being sought in connection with the killings of six Ghanaians Thursday September 18, 2008 in Naples.
According to reports, gunmen wearing police uniform arrived at a tailoring shop in the evening around 9:00pm and began shooting anything in sight. Initial reports after the incident said only three of the victims were Ghanaians, but eye witnesses said all six were indeed Ghanaians.
The remains of the six, Kwadwo Owusu Wiafe, Karim Yakubu (alias Awanfa), Kwame Antwi Julius Francis, all of Nkoranza and Ibrahim Muslim (alias Alhaji), Justice Sonny Abu, and Eric Affum Yeboah (alias Tailor) all of Kumasi were brought into the country December 23, 2008, have since been buried.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi