Residents of Akinyele Local Government Area have declared a manhunt for the prime suspect of the killings in the area.
OYOINSIGHT.COM reported that the police command in Oyo State, on sunday, announced that the prime suspect, Sunday Shodipe had escaped from lawful custody.
Though residents who spoke with Nigeria Tribune expressed disappointment at the disclosure by the Oyo police command that the suspect escaped from their custody, the residents said they were all on the alert and all-out for the suspected serial killer.
A youth leader in Akinyele Local Government Area, Adejare Taiwo said, “We no longer see the suspect in the area like we did sometime last week. However, we have informed residents to begin a manhunt for the suspect. We doubt if he will escape because people are all out for the suspect.”
On his own part, leader of a religious congregation on the old Oyo Road, Akindele Kayode said, “When the police said the suspect has escaped, the residents once again have a duty to ensure the re-arrest of the suspect and prevent such from happening.
“We are disappointed to hear that the suspect escaped. However, people have to be on the alert and very security conscious.
“We are making our own efforts as residents because 90 per cent of people now find it difficult to trust the police on this matter.”