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Nigeria: Makinde Charges Security Agencies to Fish Out Fleeing Serial Killer

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, yesterday gave a marching order to security operatives in the state to ensure the re-arrest of Sunday Shodipe, the notorious suspect alleged to be involved in the series of murders in Akinyele, who escaped from police custody in Ibadan last Saturday.

The governor, who was represented by the Special Adviser on Security, former Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni (rtd), at a Town Hall meeting held at Akinyele Local Government Area, said the re-arrest of the alleged mastermind of at least six ritual killings in Ibadan must be made a top priority for security operatives.

A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that Governor Makinde reiterated that his administration places a premium on security of lives and property in the state, urging the residents of the area to remain calm and not take laws into their hands.

The governor, who maintained that he shared the pains of the people of Akinyele over the incessant killings in the area, said the people must continue to cooperate with the law enforcement officials to lawfully bring about an end to the menace in the area.

He said: “All of us have followed the incidents in Akinyele; the arrest of the principal suspect in the case, and of course, his escape from custody after being arraigned in court.

“We are here today in this Town Hall meeting and Governor Makinde has directed that we should let the people in the community know that as the governor, he shares their pain; and as people of Oyo State, we share in the pain, as what has happened is condemnable and unacceptable.