The Nigeria Police has announced a reward of N500,000 for anyone with information that could aid re-arrest of a suspected serial killer, Sunday Shodipe, who fled from its custody in Oyo State.
This came barely 24 hours after Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammad Adamu, deployed a special team after Shodipe, who was alleged to have been responsible for several killings in Akinyele local government area of the state.
Announcing the bounty, Commissioner of Police, Oyo command, Joe Enwonwu, through a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday by the command spokesperson, Olugbenga Fadeyi, assured that the funds await anyone with information on whereabout of the 19 years old suspects.
Enwonwu, who admitted that the suspect was paraded along with two others in connection with killings in July escaped on August 11, stated that the law enforcement agency needed public assistance to apprehend Shodipe.
It would be recalled that Shodipe, who had been charged to court, was announced by the police to have escaped from its custody at Mokola Police station in Ibadan five days after.
“The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP Joe Enwonwu, psc wishes to state that handsome reward of Five hundred thousand Naira only (#500,000) awaits whoever gives useful information for the arrest of the suspected serial killer at Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, one Sunday Shodipe ‘m’ 19yrs who was arrested and paraded at the Oyo State Police Command Headquarters on 17th July, 2020, but later escaped from lawful custody on 11th August, 2020″.