• Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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Nigeria’s police boss deploys crack detectives to Oyo to hunt fugitive serial killer

Nigeria’s 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.

A statement issued on Wednesday by Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said 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 (CP) Oyo State Command to intensify efforts and ensure the prompt re-arrest of the fleeing suspect, the statement said.

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 has equally been mandated to immediately assess and reorganize the security architecture in the State so as to prevent any future occurrence of untoward incidents.

Meanwhile, the IGP has called for calm and enjoined 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.