Two police officers arrested over escape of Oyo serial killer

The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Joe Enwonwu, has said that two police officers have been arrested over the escape of Sunday Shodipe, a suspected serial killer from custody.

He made this known when he received the chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Oyo State Council, Ademola Babalola, in his office on Monday.

Standard News reports that Shodipe, the prime suspect in killings that rocked Akinyele Local Government Area of Ibadan, escaped from custody last week Tuesday. He had been paraded alongside two others by the command on July 17 and later charged to court.

Speaking further, Enwonwu said that the command has arrested and detained an Inspector who was on duty when the suspect escaped and another policeman who released the key to him.

He, however, said that two officers acted on his own, ading that any officer found culpable in the escape would be punished accordingly.

He said: “As a matter of fact, the suspect escaped from police custody. So, the behavior of the inspector is best known to him. They did not tell me until after two days.

“It was a sad incident. It could be a collusion or out of his carelessness.

“We detained him on that day, we have tried him. We extended the investigation to the person who gave him the key. The person that gave him the key is also in detention. There is a possibility to extend the investigation.

“Anyone that is found culpable would be punished. We have our own internal disciplinary measures.”

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