By Oluwakemi Ishola
Some members of the Oyo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Monday stormed the headquarters of the State Police Command to demand explanation on why an alleged killer suspect escaped from their custody.
Led by their Chairman, Ademola Babalola, the journalists described the news of the escape of Sunday Shodipe, a suspect who was arrested in connection with killings of Barakat Bello; Azeezat Shomuyiwa, and five year-old baby, identified as Mujeeb, could flee the station without internal conspiracy of suspected bad eggs in the police.
The CP, Nwachukwu 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 and are currently undergoing orderly room trial.
He said the proceedings for their involvement had started on Monday morning, assuring the press and the general public that there would be no cover up.
The escape of the suspect has attracted several reactions and condemnations from many citizens of the state.
Enwonwu, during the meeting with Oyo NUJ, assured people of Oyo State the police would do everything to ensure the re-arrest of the suspect. “We will so everything to ensure that Oyo state is crime free” he said.
Babalola earlier in his remarks told the Police Commissioner that he and other journalists were disturbed with the news of the escape of the suspect.
He urged the Commissioner to ensure that his men perform their duties in line with the laid down rules and regulations.
He said, “We are disturbed with the news of the escape of Sunday Shodipe. That is why we have to come here. Police custody should be the safest place to keep a suspect in Nigeria”.