The recent escape from custody, of Sunday Shodipe, a prime suspect in the multiple murder of innocent citizens at Akinyele Local Government Area, Moniya, Ibadan, Oyo State, has infuriated the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed A. Adamu.
In a swift reaction, the police boss, today, August 19, 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 the man.
The additional deployment, according to a statement by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, comprises crack detectives from the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Special Tactical Squad (STS) of the Force Intelligence Bureau, Abuja.
The statement said that 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 Commissioner of Police 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.
This is even as the IGP had 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.