Self-proclaimed career criminal Sam Walker, wanted in the United Kingdom for skipping bail on drug charges, was apprehended by Sierra Leonean authorities on Friday.

The dramatic arrest, filmed by Walker himself and uploaded to social media, shows him being approached by motorcycle police while on the streets of Freetown.

In the video, Walker questions the officers about their reasons for detaining him, claiming he’s merely documenting poverty and highlighting a case of a young girl hospitalized after drinking contaminated water.

The situation takes a turn when Walker boasts about possessing diamonds purchased from local mines, suggesting he could use them for a luxurious lifestyle elsewhere. This apparently led to a struggle, with his phone being knocked out of his hand. The video cuts out, but audio captures an officer instructing Walker to comply and not move.

A friend of Walker’s later uploaded the video to Facebook, expressing concern about his well-being in custody.

However, Walker was released 48 hours later. Upon release, he posted another video on Facebook, stating his arrest was a “misunderstanding” and unconnected to the Sierra Leonean government. He praised President Julius Maada Bio’s leadership and reiterated his intentions to help those living in poverty.

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Walker claims his charitable endeavors will be funded through a newly established Sierra Leonean company called Chameleon Diamonds.

DailyMail reports that 39-year-old Walker who has more than 100 crimes to his name was arrested near Bournemouth, Dorset, on February 14 and bailed on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs.

He then embarked on a six-day journey across continents, including private jets, cargo ships, and overland travel crossing Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa to Sierra Leone.

Walker’s social media posts, titled “How to sneak out of the UK 2024,” show him taking a private plane to Belgium, followed by flights to Egypt and Morocco. He then claims to have bribed his way onto a cargo ship and traversed Africa by car, eventually reaching Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone.

Walker has spent most of his adult life in and out of jail. He was sentenced to four-and-a-half year’ jail in 2008 after being caught peddling heroin and crack cocaine on the streets of Widnes and Runcorn in Cheshire. His gang earned up to £2,500 a day before being caught in a police sting that saw £12million of drugs seized along with luxury cars, bundles of cash and jewellery.