The Oyo State Police Command has announced the escape of the prime suspect in connection with 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 statement released by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, on Sunday, August 16.
According to the statement, Shodipe escaped from police custody on August 11.
The statement in part reads:-
”The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP. Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, psc wishes to state that, the prime suspect in the serial killings at Akinyele Local Government Area, Moniya Ibadan of Oyo State, one Sunday Shodipe ‘m’ 19 years 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 11/08/2020.
Consequent upon this, the CP wishes to implore the general public to be on the lookout, arrest and immediately inform the Officers and men of the Command when sighted for immediate handing over for further action.
He further seizes this opportunity to appeal to any member of the public with credible information as to the where about 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.”