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Oyo police launch manhunt for alleged serial killer who escaped from its custody

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Aug. 16, 2020 - The Police Command in Oyo State has launched a manhunt for 19-year-old alleged serial killer, Sunday Shodipe who escaped from its custody on Aug. 11.

Police Commissioner of the state Nwachukwu Enwonwu, in a statement issued on Sunday has called on Nigerians with useful information on the accused to report to the nearest police station.

The statement issued by the spokesperson for the command Olugbenga Fadeyi reads “The CP wishes to implore the general public to be on the lookout, arrest and immediately inform the officers.

“And men of the command wherever he is 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 statement reads.

Enwonwu, said the command remained committed to the protection of lives and property, as he cautioned against resort to self help when suspects were apprehended, urging that they should be handed over to the police.

Shodipe who was standing trial for several killings in Akinyele Local Govermment Area of Oyo State was paraded along with two others at the Oyo State Police Command on July 17 and was subsequently charged to court.

The 19-year-old was remanded in police custody after which he escaped on Aug. 11.

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