The Oyo State Police Command has announced a sum of N500, 000 as a reward for any member of the public that can provide useful information to rearrest the serial killer suspect in Ibadan, Sunday Shodipe.
This decision by the police follows the attraction of public attention to the escape of the suspect from police custody last week.
Journalists in Oyo State and joint campus student union leaders in the state are among groups that have protested his escape, describing it as unacceptable.
Shodipe is believed to have murdered at least three persons, including two students, in Akinyele area of Ibadan from May to July.
He was arrested, paraded and arraigned thereafter on July 17. But the court ordered him remanded in police custody instead of correctional custody due to COVID-19 preventive measures. He escaped on August 11.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, in a statement on Thursday, implored members of the public to cooperate with the police by volunteering useful information that can help rearrest Shodipe. He urged anyone with useful information on Shodipe to report to the nearest police station or contact the police command on 08035632410 or 07066003536.