The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has deployed additional investigative aids to Oyo State to complement the efforts of the Oyo State Police Command in the ongoing manhunt and efforts aimed at re-arresting Sunday Shodipe, a prime suspect in the multiple murder of innocent citizens at Akinyele Local Government Area, Moniya, Ibadan, Oyo State.
The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba revealed in a statement issued to newsmen that “The additional deployment comprises crack detectives from the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Special Tactical Squad (STS) of the Force Intelligence Bureau, Abuja. 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.”
The Police Chief who condemned the escape from lawful custody of the suspect, has directed the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command to intensify efforts and ensure the prompt re-arrest of the fleeing suspect.
“The CP has also been directed to speedup investigations into the circumstances that led to the escape of the suspect. All persons indicted in the escape are to be identified and made to face the wrath of the law. The CP has equally been mandated to immediately assess and rejig the security architecture in the State so as to prevent any future occurrence of untoward incidents.”
Earlier today, it was reported that some angry youths staged a protest Oyo State Police Command Headquarters located at the Eleyele area of Ibadan, over the escape of the suspect and the serial murders plaguing the akinyele area of the state. It was gathered that some of the students got unruly and attacked the station with sticks and stones but the situation was brought under control by the police and they thereafter went back after the commissioner of police Oyo state attended to them.
Meanwhile, Adamu has called for calm and enjoins citizens to cooperate with the police by providing useful information that can lead to the unearthing of the whereabouts of Sunday Shodipe – the suspected serial killer.