The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says it has deployed more officers to assist Oyo State in the manhunt and re-arrest of Sunday Shodipe, a prime suspect in the multiple murder of innocent citizens in Moniya, Akinyele Local Government Area of Ibadan of Oyo State.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Deputy Commissioner of Police Frank Mba, disclosed in a statement on Wednesday.
According to Mba, the additional deployment comprises crack detectives from the Intelligence Response Team and the Special Tactical Squad of the Force Intelligence Bureau, Abuja.
He said the team is expected to bring their vast operational, technical and investigative experience to bear in supporting ongoing efforts to re-arrest and bring the fugitive to book.
Adamu condemned the unfortunate escape from lawful custody of the suspect.
He alsobdirected the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, Nwachuwku Enwonwu, 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.
Mba added: “All persons indicted in the escape are to be identified and made to face the wrath of the law.
“The CP 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.”
Adamu called for calm and enjoined citizens to cooperate with the police by providing useful information that can lead to the unearthing of the whereabouts of Shodipe.