By Chinenye Festus:-
The Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba in a statement on Wednesday disclosed that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the rearrest of a suspected serial killer, Sunday Shodipe, who escaped from the custody of the Oyo State Police Command.
Shodipe is the prime suspect in the series of killings in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.
The 19-year-old was arrested by the police and paraded along with two other suspects on July 17 at the Police Command in Ibadan, the state capital.
They were later charged to court but remanded in police custody before Shodipe escaped on August 8.
The police command announced Shodipe’s escape in a statement on Sunday and declared him wanted.
Adamu while condemning the unfortunate incident, directed the Oyo State Police Commissioner to hasten his effort and see to it the wanted serial killer is rearrested promptly.
Mba also explained that the IGP has deployed additional investigative aids to Oyo to complement the efforts of the State Police Command in the ongoing manhunt.
“The team is expected to bring their vast operational, technical, and investigative experience to bear in supporting ongoing efforts aimed at re-arresting and bringing the fugitive to book.
“All persons indicted in the escape are to be identified and made to face the wrath of the law,” the statement said.
The police spokesman also noted that detectives from the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Special Tactical Squad (STS) of the Force Intelligence Bureau in Abuja were deployed to intensify the investigation.