The Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday has directed its Committee on Security and Strategy to urgently meet with the Oyo State Police Commissioner, Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu to ascertain and unravel the circumstances surrounding the escape of the prime suspect in the Akinyele serial killings, Sunday Sodipe who confessed to killing five people.
The directive was part of resolutions reached by the House while deliberating on a Matter of Urgent Public Importance brought by Hon Ayo Fatokun (Akinyele 1)
The matter centered on the need to restore peace and order to Akinyele Local In Ibadan.
Hon Fatokun had in the matter explained that one Mrs Funmilayo was butchered to death a day after the mysterious escape of Sunday Sodipe from Mokola Police Station, a development which he said has again thrown the whole council into palpable fear and pandemonium .
The House urged the Oyo State Commissioner of police to urgently put measures in place to ensure the rearrest and prompt prosecution of the prime suspect and other accomplices in the gruesome murder of not less than six people in the local Government while equally calling for the deployment of more security agents to the council.
It appealed to the Board of Oyo State Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun to expedite action on the ongoing recruitment of officers of the Agency so as to enable them collaborate with other security Agencies to promote peace and security in Akinyele and other areas across the state.
The Speaker Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin said it was a pity that the police were careless in their duty adding that this development was an embarrassment to the entire Police Force.
Hon Ogundoyin said “Security is one of the cardinal programmes of our administration. But the escape of a Serial killer in Police Custody is surprising. This explains why people clamor for State Police. People will be forced to provide their own security like it happened in Okeho when Bank robbers were apprehended by the locals.”
Other lawmakers the Deputy Speaker, Hon Muhammad Fadeyi, Hon Adeola Bamidele (Iseyin/Itesiwaju), Hon Olusola Owolabi (Ibadan North East 2) and Hon Oluwafemi Oluwafowokanmi (Ibadan South East 2) in their contributions to the motion condemned what they called the lackadaisical attitude of the men of the Nigerian Police to their job of securing the lives and properties of the citizens.
They argued that for a serial killer to escape from Police Custody without the cell or prison being broken was not only sad and despicable but also shows that security has been compromised , and they all called for security to be localised in the country.