…I-G deploys more detectives to re-arrest alleged Oyo serial killer***
The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mohammed Adamu may have been motivated to order the deployment of additional investigative aids to re-arrest the prime suspect in the multiple murder of innocent citizens in Oyo State, following the protest by some aggrieved youths on Wednesday at the police headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan.
The protest was against the escape from custody of the suspected serial killer, Sunday Shodipe, which later turned violent, resulting in the attack of some policemen.
The protesting youths had wielded placards with various inscriptions demanding the rearrest of Shodipe.
The protest, however, turned violent with the youths attacking security personnel at the command with stones and other dangerous objects.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Oyo State, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident, saying that members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANs) came to the command’s headquarters to protest the escape of Shodipe.
“The Commissioner of Police, Nwachukwu Enwonwu, with all the management, came around to attend to them and allow them express their grievances.
“They made series of demands, including that the escaped suspect be rearrested and the CP assured them that he will do everything within his powers to ensure that the suspect is rearrested and brought to book,” Fadeyi said.
The PPRO said that the commissioner appealed to the protesters although they eventually became violent and were dispersed.
He, however, said that no officer sustained injury during the attack.
”We gave them the opportunity to do whatever they wanted to do and we were just standing by to ensure that there was no break down of law and order,” Fadeyi said.
In the meantime, the Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the deployment of additional investigative aids to re-arrest the prime suspect in the multiple murder of innocent citizens in Oyo State.
The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said the measure was to complement the efforts of the Oyo State Police Command in the ongoing manhunt of the suspect.
Mba said additional deployment comprised of crack detectives from the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Special Tactical Squad (STS) of the Force Intelligence Bureau, Abuja.
He said the team was expected to bring their vast operational, technical and investigative experience to bear toward rearresting and bringing the suspect to book.
Mba said the I-G, who condemned the unfortunate escape of the suspect from lawful custody, had directed the Commissioner of Police (CP) in the state to intensify efforts to ensure the prompt re-arrest of the fleeing suspect.
“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,” he said.
The FPRO stated that the CP had also been mandated to immediately assess and rejig the security architecture in the state to prevent a reoccurrence of untoward incidents.
He said the I-G called for calm and enjoined citizens to cooperate with the police by providing useful information that would lead to the re-arrest of the killer-suspect.