By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
Following the re-arrest of the prime suspect in Akinyele Local Serial killing, Sunday Sodipe, the Speaker Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin has lauded the Oyo State Police Command for all round surveillance and search which led to the re arrest of the fleeing suspect.
The Speaker while reacting to the news of the re-arrest of the 19-year-old suspect, said that the Nigerian Police had put the minds of millions of residents of the state particularly Akinyele Local Government at rest.
Hon Ogundoyin said ” It was a cheerful news that the suspected serial killer whose escape from Moloka Police Station in Ibadan on Tuesday, August 11 threw the whole state into confusion was again apprehended on Sunday.
“I am sure a lot of painstaking efforts, strategies and coordinations might have gone into this before the much desired result was achieved and the suspect re-arrested.
“However, much is still being expected from the Nigerian Police to ensure that others who are connected with the series of killings in Akinyele , who are lurking somewhere in or outside the state are also apprehended and made to face the full wrath of the law ”
The Speaker, however, admonished the Police on the need to beef up security and be more vigilant in their various divisions to prevent such ugly and embarrassing situation in future.
He also appealed to residents of the state to assist the Police with useful and genuine information that could lead to the arrest of criminals across the state, adding that criminals are human beings and they live in our midst.
The Speaker stated further that cases of kidnappings and ritual killings across the state and indeed the country are worrisome, hence the need for security agents to intensify efforts in getting those behind these terrible acts arrested and prosecuted.
He reiterated the resolve of Governor Seyi Makinde led Government in doing everything possible to provide adequate security for the citizenry and urged the new Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu and heads of other security agencies to put in their best to enable Government realize its objective.
The Speaker used the medium to assure the citizenry that once the ongoing registration of Amotekun corps in the state is completed , the Oyo State Government will provide necessary security tools and kits for them and security will be further enhanced.
Hon Ogundoyin explained that “The Amotekun corps will be available across the state to complement the activities of security agents and this will help in drastically reducing crimes.
“On our part in the house, we will not fail to do our beat towards enhancing the activities of security agents ”