Oyo State Police Command on Sunday announced the escape of the prime suspect in connection with the incessant ritual killings of innocent people at Akinyele, in Moniya, Ibadan.

The State Commissioner of Police, CP Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu who made this known to the public on, through a press release from the office of the State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the development in a copy that was made available to in Ibadan confirmed that the prime suspect of the Akinyele Killings one Sunday Shodipe  aged 19, has managed to escape from the police custody.

 The Press Release 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.

The CP wishes to unequivocally state that, the Command is committed to the protection of lives and properties of the good people of Oyo State. He therefore assures that adequate security measures have been emplaced to enable all and sundry transact their lawful businesses in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, move from one place to another without any fear or molestation from any individual or groups as he sternly warns criminal elements to steer clear of Oyo State. 

 He, further, adviced angry youths/mobs from taking laws into their hands by carrying out jungle justice when suspected criminals are arrested, but such suspects should be handed over to the Police. The photograph of Sunday Shodipe ‘m’ 19 years old is hereby attached for ease of identification. The statement concluded.