The Oyo State Police Command has announced the escape of the prime suspect in reference to the serial ritual killings of over five persons in Akinyele, Moniya in Ibadan. Recall that the prime suspect, 19-year-old Sunday Shodipe, was paraded before newsmen on July 17.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, disclosed this to newsmen through a press release released by the state Police promotion Officer, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, on Sunday, August 16.
According to the statement, Shodipe escaped from police custody on August 11.
The statement partly reads
”The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP. Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, psc wishes to state that, the prime suspect within the serial killings at Akinyele government Area, Moniya Ibadan of Oyo State, one Sunday Shodipe ‘m’ 19 years who was arrested and paraded together 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 overall public to air the lookout, arrest and immediately inform the Officers and men of the Command when sighted for immediate delivering for further action.
He further seizes this chance to appeal to any member of the general public with credible information on the where about of the assailant to not hesitate en passant same to the Oyo State Police Command to helpwithin the apprehension of the offender who is now at large.”