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Serial killer escapes police custody, IGP deploys crack detectives to Oyo State

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The Oyo State Police Command has recently embarked on the recapture of a suspected serial killer who goes by the name Sunday Shodipe.

He recently escaped from police custody and the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Abubakar Adamu, has offered his assistance by deploying more men in order to aid in the recapture of the fugitive.

The IGP has also ordered the investigation into the alleged escape of the serial killer. Sunday Modipe was arrested for murder in Akinyele Local Government Area.

In a statement released by the Oyo State’s Police Public Relations Officer, Fadeyi Olugbenga, he stated, “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM,  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 LGA, Moniya, Ibadan, Oyo State. 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 IGP who condemned the unfortunate 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 Commissioner of Police Oyo State, Chuks Enwonwu, 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.

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“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.

“Meanwhile, the IGP calls 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.

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Abudulrasheed Mubarak is a freelance content creator. He starting his writing career in 2011. He is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Urban and Regional Planning.

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