Oyo CP Explains How Suspect Escaped from Custody
The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, on Monday, revealed how an off-duty police Inspector made the prime suspect in the serial killings in Akinyele Local Government Area of the Akinyele state, Sunday Shodipe, escaped from police custody.
Enwonwu, who stated that an Inspector of Police, who was on duty, while the suspect escaped has been arrested, detained and facing orderly room trial, also vowed to properly investigate the circumstances surrounding the escape of the suspected serial killer.
Correspondent Kunle Ojo reports that the Commissioner who said the killer suspect escaped from police custody at Mokola Police division, Ibadan on Tuesday 11th August 2020 at about 7 pm stressed that an Inspector of Police who was not on duty collected the keys to the cell, opened the cell to take the suspect to have his bath and from there, the said killer ran away.
According to him, efforts had commenced ever since then to re-arrest him by all stakeholders who are law-abiding police personnel, community leaders, youth vigilantes, hunters noting that the Inspector of police concerned has been defaulted, detained and presently facing orderly room trial which will be concluded by today.
Enwonwu advised the good people of Oyo state to be law-abiding, go about their lawful activities and provide the police with useful information and tips while the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists said the development has led to panic in Akinyele and its environs.