The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has deployed detectives to Oyo State to track down the fleeing serial killer, Sunday Shodipe.
Recall that the suspected Ibadan serial killer, Sunday Shodipe, had escaped police custody.
The escape of the prime suspect arrested for a series of killings in Akinyele area of Oyo state was announced on Sunday by the Oyo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi.
The 19-year-old Shodipe was arrested and paraded alongside two others at the Commands Headquarters, Eleyele Ibadan on July 17 and charged to court and was later remanded in police custody where he was said to have escaped on August 11.
In a statement on Wednesday, Police spokesperson, DCP Frank Mba, said detectives from the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Special Tactical Squad of the Force Intelligence Bureau, Abuja, had been deployed in Oyo State to assist the state command in apprehending the suspect.
Mba said the team was 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.
He said: “The IGP, who condemned the unfortunate escape from the 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 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.”
Mba disclosed that the IGP also directed the Oyo police commissioner to immediately assess and rejig the security architecture in the state so as to prevent any future occurrence of the untoward incident.