Crime

Suspect in Akinyele Killings Flees Police Custody

Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr Nwachukwu Enwonwu, says the prime suspect in the serial killings at Akinyele Local Government Area, Moniya Ibadan, Sunday Shodipe has escaped from custody.

This is contained in a statement signed in Ibadan by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi.

The statement notes that the 19-year-old 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 August 11, 2020. 

It stated further that the command has begun intensive surveillance on the whereabouts of the suspected killer and promised continued maximum protection of life and property of residents of the state.

The Commissioner of Police, therefore, implored the general public to be on the lookout, arrest and immediately inform the officers and men of the command if Shodipe is sighted for immediate handing over for further action.

He further appealed to residents with credible information on the whereabouts of the assailant not to hesitate in passing same to the Oyo State Police Command to assist in the apprehension of the offender who is now at large.

Rasheedah Makinde

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