IG Sends More Men to Oyo over Serial Killer Escape

Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu has deployed more officers to Oyo in a bid to re-arrest the prime suspect in Ibadan serial killings, Sunday Shodipe.

The Police spokesman Frank Mba, in a statement yesterday, said this would complement the efforts of Oyo State Police Command.

Mba said the additional men comprised crack detectives from the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and Special Tactical Squad (STS) of Force Intelligence Bureau in Abuja.

He added: “The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Nwachukwu Enwonwu, has also been directed to speed up investigations into the escape. All persons indicted in the escape are to be identified and prosecuted.”

This comes on the backdrop of statewide outcry at the escape, even as students of tertiary institutions yesterday protested Shodipe’s escape from police custody.

Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), led by its Chairman, Demola Babalola, also decried the escape in a protest.

The students, under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), stormed the command headquarters at Eleyele, to protest Shodipe’s escape.

The suspect, accused of killing about three persons, escaped from Mokola Police Station last week. The command said it would re-arrest him.

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