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Officers Stoned As Angry Youths Attack Oyo Police Headquarters Over Escape Of Serial Killer

Some protesters attacked Oyo police headquarters with stones and other missiles.

Oyo State Police Command headquarters came under attack on Wednesday by angry youths who had gone to protest the escape of a suspected serial killer, Sunday Shodipe.

Officers Stoned As Angry Youths Attack Oyo Police Headquarters Over Escape Of Serial Killer 1

KanyiDaily recalls that the police had on Sunday announced that the 19-year-old suspected serial killer had escaped from their custody while undergoing trial on August 11, 2020.

On Wednesday, August 19th, the youth stormed the entrance of the police headquarters with placards and blocked the Jericho/Eleyele road, while demanding to see the Commissioner.

It was gathered that the Commissioner of Police in Oyo, Nwachukwu Enwonwu, calmed the aggrieved youths down and reassured them of his readiness to track down the suspect and bring him to justice.

However, some of the protesters were said to have become unruly and attacked the policemen at headquarters with stones and other missiles, but they were stopped promptly.

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Confirming the development, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said some students protested. He said:

“The CP and other senior police officers attended to them and answered all their questions.

“You know students, some of them got out of control but we were able to handle the situation professionally. They have gone back.”

Meanwhile, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has asked the police to make the re-arrest of the suspected serial killer their top priority.

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