The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the deployment of additional investigative aids to Oyo State to complement the efforts of the state Police Command in the ongoing manhunt of suspected serial killer, Sunday Shodipe.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Mr Shodipe was arrested in connection with the multiple murder of innocent citizens at Akinyele LGA, Moniya, Ibadan, the state capital.
However, the 19-year-old suspect escaped from the police custody.
In a statement posted on its Twitter handle, the police 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, Oyo State Command to intensify efforts and ensure the prompt re-arrest of the fleeing suspect.
“The CP 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.
“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,” the statement noted.
Meanwhile, the IGP called for calm, enjoining citizens to cooperate with the police by providing useful information that could lead to the unearthing of the whereabouts of Mr Shodipe.