Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Wednesday deployed additional investigative aids to Oyo State to complement the efforts of the state Police Command in the ongoing manhunt and efforts aimed at re-arresting Sunday Shodipe, a prime suspect in the multiple murder of innocent citizens in Moniya, Akinyele Local Government Area in Ibadan.
The additional deployment comprises crack detectives from the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Special Tactical Squad (STS) of the Force Intelligence Bureau in 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 police chief, who condemned the unfortunate escape of the suspect from lawful custody, has directed Oyo State Commissioner of Police to intensify efforts and ensure the prompt re-arrest of the fleeing suspect.
The commissioner 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. The commissioner 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,” said a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba.
Meanwhile, Adamu has called for calm and enjoined citizens to cooperate with the police by providing useful information that could lead to the unearthing of the whereabouts of Sunday Shodipe, the suspected serial killer in Ibadan.