By Henry Odeh
The case of the Akinyele Serial Killer Suspect has taken another dimension, as the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, CP Joe Nwachuchu Enwowu has announced that two Police officers have been arrested in connection with the escape of the suspect.
CP Enwowu who made the disclosure on Monday, in his office at the State Police Command Headquarters Eleyele Ibadan, the Capital City of Oyo State, while receiving the State delegations of Nigeria Union of Journalists who had stormed the headquarters of the State Police Command to demand explanations on why an alleged killer suspect escaped from their custody.
Led by its stste Chairman, Mr Ademola Babalola, the journalists wondered how possible it was for Sunday Shodipe, a 19 year old suspect who was arrested in connection with killings of Barakat Bello; Azeezat Shomuyiwa, and five year-old baby Mujeeb Tiamiyu, could flee the station without internal conspiracy from some bad eggs in the police.
CP, Enwonwu in his response disclosed that an Inspector of police and one other officer, but refused to reveal their identities have been arrested and are currently undergoing orderly room trial.
The CP, stated further that the proceedings for their involvement had started on Monday morning, assuring the press and the general public that there would be no cover up.
Enwonwu, during the meeting with Oyo NUJ, said ” I assured people of Oyo State that the police would do everything to ensure the re-arrest of the fleeing suspect. “We will do everything to ensure that Oyo state is crime free”.
The State NUJ Chiarman, Ademola Babalola earlier in his remarks told the Police Commissioner that he and other journalists in the state were disturbed with the news of the escape of the suspect.
He however, urged the Commissioner of police to ensure that his men perform their duties in line with the laid down rules and regulations.
Babalola said, “We are disturbed with the news of the escape of Sunday Shodipe. That is why we have to come here. Police custody should be the safest place to keep a suspect in Nigeria”
Since the escape of the suspected serial killer from police custody, the development has however generated several reactions and condemnations from many citizens across the state, and most of those reactions were demands on the police to make sure the suspect be rearrested for the law to take its cause.