Oyo suspected serial killer escapes police custody
A suspected serial killer, Mr Sunday Shodipe has escaped from police custody in Oyo state.
The suspect Shodipe had earlier been arrested in connection with a series of killings in Akinyele local government area of the state.
He and two others were paraded last month in connection with killings of Barakat Bello, Azeezat Shomuyiwa and others.
Oyo State Police Command on Sunday made the announcement, warning the public to take caution.
The command gave the warning via a statement on Sunday by its spokesman, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi.
Fadeyi said that Shodipe escaped after he had been charged to court.
He implored the general public to be on the lookout and immediately inform officers and men of the Command if Shodipe is sighted.
Mr. Sunday Shodipe, the suspected Ibadan serial killer who escaped from police custody
The statement read in part:
“The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP. Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, psc wishes to state that, the prime suspect in the serial killings at Akinyele Local Government Area, Moniya Ibadan of Oyo State, one Sunday Shodipe ‘m’ 19 years who was arrested and paraded along with two others at the Oyo State Police Command on 17th July 2020 and later charged to court but remanded in Police custody escaped from lawful custody on 11/08/2020.
Consequent upon this, the CP wishes to implore the general public to be on the lookout, arrest and immediately inform the Officers and men of the Command when sighted for immediate handing over for further action.
He, therefore, assures that adequate security measures have been placed to enable all and sundry to transact their lawful businesses in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, without any fear or molestation from any individual or groups as he sternly warns criminal elements to steer clear of Oyo State.
He further advised angry youths/mobs against taking laws into their hands by carrying out jungle justice when suspected criminals are arrested, but such suspect(s) should be handed over to the Police.''
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