Olusegun Ariyo

The inspector-General of police, Mohammed Adamu has dispatched Intelligence Response Team, Special Tactical Squad and the Force intelligence Bureau Team to track down serial killer, Sunday Shodipe

Urban express News-online report on 16th of August detailed how the serial killer escaped from police custody and was subsequently declared wanted by the Oyo state police command. The Oyo state police in a statement said Shodipe was paraded along with two others at the state police command on 17th 2020 and was later charged to court but was remanded in police custody where he escaped from lawful custody on 11th August 2020

The force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, in a statement on Wednesday, disclosed that detectives from the Intelligence Response Team and the Special Tactical Squad of the Force Intelligence Bureau, Abuja, had been deployed in Oyo State to assist the state command in apprehending the suspect.

Mba said the team was 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.

It read in part, “The IGP, who condemned the unfortunate escape from the 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 speed up 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 was equally directed to immediately assess and rejig the security architecture in the state so as to prevent any future occurrence of the untoward incident.

The police solicited the cooperation of Oyo citizens and urged them to provide information that could lead to Shodipe arrest.

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