Following the reported escape of an alleged serial killer Sunday Shodipo from detention, the Oyo state Police Command has arrested two senior officers in connection with the matter.
This paper had reported on Monday that there was anxiety in some parts of the ancient city of Ibadan following the escape of the notorious criminal suspected to have killed many people in Akinyeye Area, adding that some residents were demanding for explanations.
However, the state Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Nwachukwu Enwonwu, has said that two policemen, an inspector and one other officer – have been arrested over the incident.
He stated this when the chairman of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council, Ademola Babalola, led members of the Union on a protest to the Oyo State Police Command headquarters on Monday evening.
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, who he failed to reveal their identities, have been arrested, saying they were currently undergoing orderly room trial.
He said the proceedings for their involvement had started on Monday morning, assuring reporters and the public that there would be no cover-up.
“We will do everything to ensure that Oyo state is crime free,” he assured