Two policemen arrested over killer suspect’s escape

THE Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, Nwachukwu Enwonwu, has revealed that two policemen, an inspector and one other officer, have been arrested over the escape of the suspected killer of innocent persons in Akinyele area of Ibadan, Sunday Shodipe.

He disclosed this when the chairman Mr Ademola Babalola led members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council to Enwonwu to protest Shodipe’s escape yesterday evening.

Shodipe had been arrested in connection with killings of Barakat Bello, Azeezat Shomuyiwa, and five-year-old baby, identified as Mujeeb. The journalists demanded explanation on how such a suspected criminal escaped without any punitive action taken on those culpable among men and officers of the command.

Enwonwu, who welcomed Babalola and his team to his office, disclosed that an inspector and one other officer, whose identities he failed to reveal, have been arrested, saying they were currently undergoing orderly room trial.

He said the proceedings for their involvement had started yesterday morning, assuring reporters and the public that there would be no cover-up.

The escape of the suspect has attracted several condemnations from many citizens of the state.

Enwonwu, during the meeting with Oyo NUJ, assured people of Oyo State that the police would do everything to ensure the re-arrest of the suspect.

”We will do everything to ensure that Oyo State is crime-free,” he said.

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