Police Rearrests Sunday Shodipe, The Escaped Oyo State Serial Killer

Nigeria Police spokesman, DCP Frank Mba


Hardened serial killer Sunday Shodipe, who ‘miraculously’ escaped from the police have been re-arrested. Shodipe is the prime suspect in the series of ritual killings at the Akinyele Local government Area of Oyo State.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed this to the media on Sunday. The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had dispatched additional investigative aids to Oyo State, including crack detectives to track down the fleeing serial killer who was paraded in hand cuffs but managed to escape from the police in circumstances that squared the police against Nigerians for being careless with the handling of the criminal killer.

The fugitive, who is the prime suspect in the multiple murder of innocent citizens at Akinyele Local Government Area, Moniya, Ibadan, Oyo State, had escaped from police custody in suspicious circumstances.

But the force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, in a statement, said, “The IGP, who condemned the unfortunate escape from the lawful custody of the suspect, has directed the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, to intensify efforts and ensure the prompt re-arrest of the fleeing suspect. “The CP has also been directed to speed up investigations into the circumstances that led to the escape of the suspect. All persons indicted in the escape are to be identified and made to face the wrath of the law.”

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