Mohammed Adamu, The Inspector-General of Police has ordered the rearrest of a suspected serial killer, Sunday Shodipe, who escaped from the custody of the Oyo State Police Command.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
Mba explained that the IGP has deployed additional investigative aids to Oyo to complement the efforts of the State Police Command in the ongoing manhunt.
He noted that the additional deployment comprised crack detectives from the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Special Tactical Squad (STS) of the Force Intelligence Bureau in Abuja.
The police spokesman added that the police commissioner was directed to immediately assess and rejig the security architecture in the state, in order to prevent any future occurrence of untoward incidents.
Shodipe is the prime suspect in the series of killings in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.
The 19-year-old was arrested by the police and paraded along with two other suspects on July 17 at the Police Command in Ibadan, the state capital.
They were later charged to court but remanded in police custody before Shodipe escaped on August 8.