The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has warned police personnel against complacency and dereliction of duty against the background of escape from custody and re-arrest of a suspected serial killer, Sunday Shodipe, in Ibadan.
In a statement issued by Nigeria Police Force Spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, in Ibadan on Sunday, Adamu said personnel of the force should be conscious of the responsibility placed on them by Nigeria’s constitution.
In the statement titled, ‘Suspected Oyo serial killer, Sunday shodipe, back in Police custody”, Adamu explained that the suspect was re-arrested in Bodija area of Ibadan.
“Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, Oyo State Police Command, have re-arrested the notorious murder suspect, Sunday Shodipe, who escaped from lawful custody on August 11.
“It would be recalled that the erstwhile fugitive is a prime suspect in multiple murder of innocent citizens at Akinyele Local Government Area, Moniya, Ibadan, Oyo State.
“The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, while commending the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP Nwachukwu Enwonwu, and his team for a job well done, equally expressed his sincere appreciation to the citizens for their support and understanding while the manhunt for the re-arrested Shodipe lasted.
The Inspector-genreal restated the commitment of the police to secure lives and property of the citizens through renewed efforts.
He warned against complacency among police personnel and urged all hands to be on the deck to bring the case against Shodipe to a positive and successful closure.
HumAngle earlier reported that Shodipe was arrested in his grandfather’s house in Ibadan.
The police had promised a reward of N500,000 for information that could lead to the re-arrest of Shodipe.
The IGP had deployed additional investigative personnel to the Police Command in Oyo State to aid efforts toward the re-arrest of Shodipe.
The additional deployment comprised detectives from the Intelligence Response Team and the Special Tactical Squad of the Force Intelligence Bureau, Abuja.
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